Driver Profiles in the Cloud
Teslas have tons of settings to help you customize your experience. These settings are either global and apply to all driver profiles or they are unique to your profile, allowing each driver to maintain unique settings.
These settings are only saved locally in the car, meaning that if you're lucky enough to own multiple Teslas, then your settings from your first vehicle would not carry over to your second vehicle.
In 2017, Elon Musk said on Twitter that Tesla will be migrating driver profiles to the cloud, and according to Tesla guru @GreenTheOnly, it looks like Tesla has started to test this feature. We would expect this to allow you to make changes to your driver profile and have them tied directly to your Tesla account and accessible from anywhere. This would allow your settings to be applied to any vehicle that you have access to.
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
For anyone that has multiple Tesla cars, this is going to be a fantastic addition. The ability to have your driver seat position, your radio stations, home and work addresses, AutoPilot settings and so much more would follow you from one vehicle to another is going to be really nice. However, the subtle advantages of this will be even wider spread. How about when you take your car in for service and get a loaner vehicle? To have your seat position and radio stations carry over to that vehicle will be a little wow moment.
How about once Tesla releases the Semi and truck drivers will be able to maintain all of their preferences when they switch trucks? And how about when Tesla is able to achieve FSD and you hop into one of their robotaxis and you're able to just resume your Netflix show right where you started off?
The benefits of this change in the short-term are really nice, but they could have an ever bigger impact down the road. This change is only available on development vehicles but if everything goes well we hope to see it available to everyone soon.