Elon Musk hinted that the new Tesla Roadster might "not need a key at all" as the prototype was fitted with an interesting door system. less impressive measures including 0-60 mph in 1.9 sec, 620 miles of range, and more.
Proposals should be a "major smackdown on gas-powered supercars."
In addition, Tesla is also looking for. to introduce some novel features to the new Roadster, such as the SpaceX package, which consists of cold air thrusters around the vehicle.
Now Musk says the new Roadster "may no longer need a key."
He made a comment in response to Youtuber tech Marques Brownlee with reservations for the new Tesla Roadster:
Perhaps no key will be needed at all
̵1; Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 20, 2019  Tesla pioneered the use of phones to unlock and start cars, but there you must not release the key fob completely.
When launching the Model 3, Tesla made the owner's primary phone a key card as a backup.
Some owners have complained of issues when trying to unlock the car with Tesla's mobile app and the automaker eventually concluded to offer a key fob for the Model 3.
For Roadster, Tesla seems to have no plans to own one.
Interestingly, the next-gen Roadster protection is equipped with a novel door unlock system where you swipe your finger next door (via Hamid Shojaee):
In the prototype, this is not a fingerprint reader and instead, it seems to be just a touch-sensitive button that acts as a door knob.
Originally, Musk had been talking about the launch of the new Tesla Roadster in 2020, but he has recently angered expectations when it comes to the release of the supercar, saying it's not a priority.
The next-generation Roadster is now expected in 2021, but has not been confirmed.
Recently. Tesla says the next-gen Roadster is "evolving into something better than a prototype in every way."
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