Tesla to Add Driver Profiles to the Cloud, Giving You the Ability to Use Your Profile on Any Vehicle

February 23, 2021
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By Nuno Cristovao

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.

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.

Tesla Insurance launches in Arizona and Ohio; now offered in five states

January 20, 2022
By Nuno Cristovao

If you've had a Tesla for a few years then you probably remember what it was like getting an insurance quote for the vehicle.

Tesla insurance

Experiences vary, but it was not uncommon to come across insurers who would not insure a Tesla or who asked for an extremely high premium.

In fact, the problem was so big that Tesla decided to do something about it. They released their own car insurance division.

Tesla launched Tesla Insurance in 2019. Unfortunately, it was only offered in California at the time. Car insurance laws vary by state so Tesla needs to be approved in each state they want to do business in.

Tesla only expanded beyond California in the second half of 2021. In October Tesla expanded to Texas and last month Tesla added on Illinois.

Tesla is now expanding even further. As of today, Tesla is now offering car insurance in Arizona and Ohio as well.

In a tweet last year, Elon talked about the slow regulatory process for offering car insurance and mentioned that Tesla was looking to offer insurance in New York as well.

The regulatory process for approval to offer insurance is extremely slow & complex, varying considerably by state. Tesla is hoping to offer real-time (based on actual driving history) insurance in Texas next month. Probably next year before we get approval in New York.

-Elon Musk

Tesla determines your car insurance rate using their Safety Score algorithm, which is similar to Progressive's Snapshot rewards. Once you approve Tesla to collect driving data, they'll monitor your vehicle for harsh stops, fast turning, and following too closely.

Your insurance rate will then be based on your driving habits and your chances of getting into an accident.

Some drivers report having much lower rates with Tesla Insurance, while others report that their rate was lower with their current insurance company.

If Tesla offers insurance in your state, you may want to consider getting a quote directly on their site to see if you can lower your premium.

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