Tesla CEO Elon Musk has once again listened to his customers and added a feature to the mobile app that was previously limited to certain owners.
HomeLink is an integrated radio frequency transmitter that can be programmed to automatically open garage doors and gates. Tesla used to include the feature as standard in the Model 3, but removed it in 2019 making it a $400 CAD ($300 USD) accessory.
The one caveat that came with the convenience feature is that it would only display in the mobile app in conjunction with Summon. That means if you hadn’t purchased the expensive Enhanced Autopilot or FSD upgrade, you would be locked out of using the feature from your mobile device.
Back in April, Twitter user and frequent Elon Musk reply-getter @jgrano305 asked the CEO if that limitation could be removed, giving everyone access to HomeLink in the app.
Will talk with team. We have a lot on our plate!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 23, 2020
It looks like Musk’s team has been working hard since then and in the latest 2020.40 series of software updates the feature has been made available for everyone who has HomeLink installed in the vehicles.
Now that this is out of the way, hopefully we’ll soon see the new WiFi garage opener Musk promised would also be added.