Tesla 'Add a Driver' Feature Now Available in Tesla App

By Nuno Cristovao

Tesla has offered the ability to grant someone temporary access to your Tesla through their 'Add a Driver' feature on their website for a while now. However, now you'll have quick access to it directly from your Tesla app.

You can now grant temporary access to your Tesla
You can now grant temporary access to your Tesla

We reported earlier this month that this option was coming to the Tesla app in the near future. Tesla added code and assets to support the feature in one of their recent app updates.

The Add a Driver feature is now live and available directly in the Tesla app. The feature is meant to give someone temporary access to your vehicle, instead of adding giving permanent access like you would a spouse or family member.

You can access the Add a Driver feature under the Security portion of the Tesla app. If you already use the Add a Driver feature on Tesla's website, this will include the same information you see on the web.

This is a useful feature that could be used when lending, borrowing or renting a Tesla. The Add a Driver feature lets you add up to five drivers, without giving them access to your Tesla account.

The individual being added will be sent a link via your method of choice. They will need to create a Tesla account and download the Tesla app in order to have access.

As the owner, you will be able to manage any temporary access through your Tesla app. The individual being offered access will have 24 hours to accept the invite and you will be able to cancel or revoke access at any point.

Watch Elon talk about the future of Tesla on today's earnings call

By Nuno Cristovao

Tesla is set to report its fourth-quarter earnings after the market closes today. The call is scheduled to begin at 2:30pm PT.

Tesla to announce their product roadmap
Tesla to announce their product roadmap

This event is going to be an exciting one for several reasons. Elon Musk is scheduled to be on this earnings call. Elon has recently stopped attending earnings calls regularly to help free up some of this time.

The fact that Elon has decided to attend this call could mean that Tesla is going to make a major announcement.

Tesla has also said that they will be revealing their future roadmap during today's earnings call.

There has been a lot of speculation about when the Cybertruck will start production and what the final version of the Cybertruck will look like.

Just a few days ago there were photos and videos of the latest Cybertruck prototype that showed off the truck's windshield wiper, side-view mirrors, and the lack of door handles.

At the very least, we expect Tesla to provide a more concrete timeline for the Cybertruck, the Tesla Semi, and maybe even mention the Tesla Roadster 2.0.

I would not expect Tesla to unveil any major new products at this event since Tesla typically holds a separate event for those occasions, but we expect there will still be a lot to talk about after this call.

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