US EV giant Tesla has launched a new cloud-based ‘Profiles’ feature, making it easier for drivers to switch between multiple versions of the company’s EVs frequently. The feature is being added to the Tesla vehicles with the latest over-the-air software update and will memorize vehicle settings. These will then be synchronized when the profile owner gets behind the wheel of another Tesla.
The technology is being introduced, bearing in mind the households that own multiple Tesla vehicles, businesses with multiple Tesla models on their fleets, and anyone renting one of the company’s EVs. For example, last year, rental company Hertz announced the purchase of 100,000 Teslas, starting with the Model 3, and later expanding the fleet to include the model Y SUV.
The Tesla profiles feature can synchronize various features such as mirrors, seat and steering wheel adjustments, autopilot, driving and climate control preferences, navigation, media, and data-sharing settings.
Other updates to Tesla vehicles along with the cloud-profile feature include the ability to choose the position of the blind-spot camera display, uninstall video games to free space on the EV’s hard drive, and disable Sentry Mode noises, among others, as reported by Electrek. The rear passenger climate controls can also be set to automatic.
On the other hand, Tesla drivers who have signed up for the company’s FSD (Full Self-Driving) Beta program are looking forward to getting access to their own software updates. The rollout for FSD beta 10.69 will involve many code changes, but Tesla has confirmed it will be available to everyone by the end of 2022. The carmaker is also increasing the price of the FSD package from $12,000 to $15,000 for any car purchased after September 5.