Tesla has officially launched its “Profiles” feature with software update 2022.24.5, which allows synchronized settings for supported vehicles. Things like mirror settings, seat position, data sharing preferences and more will be adjusted accordingly in supported Tesla vehicles based on a driver profile.
In late July, it was reported that a version of Software Update 2022.24 would release the “Tesla Profiles” feature, which allows cars with multiple drivers to automatically adjust features based on who’s driving. This is especially relevant with rental or vehicles used in car-sharing services such as Turo.
Tesla has been working on the feature for a while now. in Nov, No Tesla app reported that Tesla was working on cloud-based profiles after CEO Elon Musk first mentioned the feature in August 2017. Tesla described the feature:
“If you own multiple Teslas, use a loaner car, or rent a Tesla, you can keep your profile settings the same for all your vehicles. If you change a setting, it will automatically transfer to your other vehicles.”
As mentioned, Musk has been talking about cloud-based driver profiles for five years now. “We’re going to move all the info and settings to the ‘cloud’ (aka server) so that every Tesla you drive in the world automatically adapts to you,” he said.
The feature has now landed in vehicles via the 2022.24.5 Software Update, according to @DirtyTesLa on Twitter.
Release Notes for @Tesla update 2022.24.5 in 2022 LR Model X Refresh
Profile is in the cloud!
Disable Sentry Sounds
Navigation material is saved per profile
Automatic teardrop climate (I thought we had that? Lol) pic.twitter.com/BIihCAzd8C
— Dirty Tesla (@DirtyTesLa) August 23, 2022
The release notes for Tesla profiles state:
“Keep your settings and preferences synced for all supported vehicles with your Tesla account, including:
- Mirror, seat and handlebar adjustment
- Autopilot, Driving and Climate Preferences
- Navigation, media and data sharing preferences
You can set your Tesla profile from the driver profile settings and change your profile picture from the Tesla Mobile app.”
The introduction of cloud-based profiles is so beneficial for so many people. Not only do people who regularly rent Teslas through their Hertz or Uber partnership drive a different vehicle almost every trip, but it also makes the transition to a new vehicle much easier. One of the most tedious and tedious tasks when getting into a new or shared car is having the driver’s seat, mirrors and other settings custom made for someone else.
With Tesla Profiles, the vehicles automatically adjust these personal settings without the driver having to do anything. While it may seem like a task that only takes a minute to complete manually, it will streamline the entire rental or ride-sharing process for the better.
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