New Version of Tesla App Allows to Start Car Using Touch ID

New Version of Tesla App Allows to Start Car Using Touch ID

Smartphones have long been able to be used in place of car keys, while receiving data on the temperature in the cabin, fuel levels and other parameters of onboard systems. Tesla’s updated iPhone app allows owners of electric cars to access the cabin and start the electric car using the Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Of course, the iPhone will recognize this fingerprint and transmit the data to the car’s onboard system.

Tesla has released an updated version of the iPhone app for owners of electric cars with the same name. In version 3.0, the app got a new user interface, several shortcuts on the home screen for quick access to frequently used functions. In addition, a section has been added to control the operation of the car’s climate control system.


The developers also added a new widget Today, which continuously displays important information about the state of the electric vehicle, allowing you to quickly diagnose the vehicle. Even controlling the process of charging the traction battery with such a widget will be much more convenient.

Touch ID support has also been implemented, which allows you to start the engine without a key.

At the beginning of the month Tesla officially changed its name: now the company is called Tesla Inc. instead of Tesla Motors. It is not reported why the company made this decision. It is assumed that this is related to the expansion of the electric car manufacturer. In addition to electric cars Tesla or its affiliated companies now produce batteries for household use, as well as panels for collecting solar energy.


Currently, the Tesla lineup consists of two electric cars: the Model S liftback and the Model X crossover. The automaker is also preparing to launch its cheapest model, the Model 3.

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