Tesla released their latest software update, 2021.40 yesterday, adding features like TIDAL, a new traffic-aware cruise control (TACC) chime, and more.
Hidden in the source code of the update is something much bigger, and probably one of the most highly requested features from Tesla owners – cloud based driver profiles.
According to software update tracker Not A Tesla App, there will soon be an “Enable Vehicle Sync” option when setting up a new or editing an existing driver profile.
Based on evidence of this feature discovered as early as February this year, with the option selected your specific settings will follow you to any Tesla vehicle. This includes things like seat settings, steering wheel height, side mirror angles, and much more.
Once inside another Tesla, your driver profile would be migrated to the car, presumably based on the mobile app.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk first said cloud-based profiles would be coming all the way back in 2017, saying at the time your profile would follow you into any Tesla in the world.
We are going to move all info and settings to the "cloud" (aka server) so any Tesla you drive in the world automatically adjusts to you
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 20, 2017
As the automaker moves to an autonomous world with car sharing and Robotaxi fleets, and more recently the announcement of Hertz ordering 100,000 Teslas for its rental fleet, cloud-based profiles will be a huge convenience for current Tesla owners.
Here is a short video from Tesla highlighting driver profiles.
Source: Not A Tesla App