Tesla May Be Shifting to Cloud-Based Driver Profiles & Infotainment Settings

by Eva Fox February 23, 2021

Tesla May Be Shifting to Cloud-Based Driver Profiles & Infotainment Settings

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It seems that Tesla is preparing to move its cars’ infotainment computer’s unique UUIDs to the cloud. This will enable Tesla owners to transfer their personal profile to any other vehicle of the manufacturer, which may include personal settings, games, and other applications.

@greentheonly/Twitter again noticed interesting changes in Tesla's code. He posted a screenshot describing the scenario of transferring previously "global" data and vehicle settings to profile settings. The description stated that this script is designed to be run at least at the end of every firmware install. Another interesting clarification: "Eventually, the infotainment computer unique UUIDs will be replaced with cloud generated ones once all profiles are migrated to the cloud."

Full text:

"This script is designed to be run at least at the end of every firmware install.
1. Its purpose is to migrate previously 'global' vehicle data & settings into per profile settings.

As more types of data & settings migrate to become per profile, this script will incrementally move each new piece across. Once moved, the original ‘global’ vehicle item will be deleted.

By being called at every firmware build install, we handle migrations from any previous firmware whilst also being able to add in new pieces of data when they become applicable to move.

Assumptions:
- Profiles can be identified by a directory name within $ TESLA HOME_DATA / profiles
- QtCar is responsible for assigning a UUID to a profile name.
- Profiles that should be deleted are marked with '* .d' in their name.
- Eventually, the infotainment computer unique UUIDs will be replaced with cloud generated ones once all profiles are migrated to the cloud.

To support creating automated test scenarios, you can override TESLA HOME_DATA to point elsewhere."


It seems that Tesla is gearing up to provide its customers with the ability to move their driver profile to the cloud. This would be a big boost to convenience, and opens up more possibilities for the owners. When driving another Tesla car, the owner simply moves over their personal profile, which includes a number of settings, games, and other applications that have been used previously.

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