What you need to know
- Tesla has updated its app for iOS.
- It now lets users add their Tesla Insurance card to their Apple Wallet.
- Tesla's app can be used for a swathe of car-based tasks and functions.
As noted on Twitter version 4.5.0 of the app was released Tuesday and states:
- Tesla Insurance policyholders can add their insurance card to Apple Wallet
New Version Detected: 4.5.0
- Tesla Insurance policy holders can add their insurance card to Apple WalletNew Version Detected: 4.5.0
- Tesla Insurance policy holders can add their insurance card to Apple Wallet— Tesla App Updates (iOS) (@Tesla_App_iOS) January 25, 2022January 25, 2022
Tesla insurance is the company's own insurance policy, available to owners in Arizona, California, Illinois, Ohio, and Texas. One of its unique features is a real-time driving behavior monitor that uses vehicle telemetry to calculate your premiums:
Tesla states that an average driver could save as much as 20-40% and that the safest drivers can save as much as 60% with the policy.
Tesla's app has a wide range of functions and can be used to monitor charging progress, heat or cool your car before you get in it, lock and unlock the vehicle, find it in a parking lot, upgrade your vehicle's software, and even functions with Tesla's Powerwall.
Great friends on the App Store, Tesla and Apple enjoy a more strained relationship in public, the company's CEO Elon Musk mocking Apple's decision to offer customers a $19 cleaning cloth.
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