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This seems reasonable, but maybe the car is the only one checking in with the mothership Since others have said it works if they turn off data on their phones.Remember, the remote lock/unlock/start from FordPass all work through the cloud. No internet connectivity (wireless) then none of those functions.
hete’s my own GUESS on how PaaK might work:
Phone and car get in Bluetooth range of each other and have been previously paired:
They exchange some kind of one-time token identifying themselves (over Bluetooth)
They then separately call back to the Ford mothership (via the internet) and ask if that token is valid and is the key or car that they’re associated with.
Once both the phone and the car have heard back that the token they have for the other one is valid, then the car will let the doors open.
Then, before allowing the vehicle to start, both the phone and the car go through another token exchange and validation with the Ford mothership. Once that second token exchange and validation is complete, then the car will allow it to be started.
again, this is all just my speculation. I haven’t looked at any traffic Bluetooth or network from the phone or the car, nor do I have any insight into how any of the PaaK is implemented. I’m speculating given the delays in the UI and the dependencies on the Ford mothership for other FordPass and car functions.
I’d love it if someone who knows something about networking actually looked at the traffic going on when PaaK is in use.
I don't see why the car would need constant connectivity for this. It should only need periodic connectivity to deal with key insertions and revocations.This seems reasonable, but maybe the car is the only one checking in with the mothership Since others have said it works if they turn off data on their phones.
I don't particularly understand why that is annoying. If I walk into the garage with my phone, the welcome lights and my friendly pony lights appear. I kind of like it and it does minimal harm (very little power used for my Mach-E to welcome me to my garage). Some have stated that the car then honks when you walk away but that has not been my experience unless I push the unlock button.I disabled the good-bye honk - that was annoying. But otherwise I agree it’s annoying for the phone to wake up the car every time you walk into the garage.
Bill, there is no need for you to suffer while you wait.And some of us haven’t even seen the Mach-e yet, let alone drive one.
I’m holding out for AR* as opposed to the early 21st century version of VR.Bill, there is no need for you to suffer while you wait.
SEE the Infinite Blue: https://www.macheforum.com/site/threads/infinite-blue-metallic-mach-e-club.564/
SIT behind the wheel. (Yeah it's not your interior color though. Sorry. ) https://www.macheforum.com/site/threads/“drive-your-next-meeting”.1383/