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Second user id for second driver?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Tangible, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. Tangible

    Tangible Member

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    My wife has installed the iPhone Tesla app, which wants her to log in. We would prefer that she have her own user id and password linked to our Model S rather than use my credentials. Is there a way to do that?
     
  2. mrElbe

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    One user Id per vehicle.
     
  3. Tangible

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    Bad design, in my opinion. Thanks for the info.
     
  4. xborg

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    It would be nice.
    It's funny that even Tesla staff is using same login for loaners. (One account per service center/showroom)
     
  5. Tangible

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    Hackers taking over connected vehicles is going to be a big deal in the coming years. At best an invitation to car theft. At worst a great way to commit mass murder with impunity. A halfway decent security model would have an owner for each VIN, with the ability to grant and revoke access to other app users. This is cyber security 101; you don't share assets by sharing passwords.
     
  6. araxara

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    Yeah, the current ID scheme is a pain. I've set up a super long password for my account that is easy for me to remember, but hard to type. Ideally, they should enable touch-ID on the iPhone at least. This way multiple people could use the app on their devices after they initially typed the password once. Following that, they could just use touch-ID.
     

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