A Tesla feature that allows app users to see everything from the driver’s route, location, and what they’re listening to has been labeled a “stalker’s dream car.”
Ryan Cowan revealed that he can see exactly where his wife is, what speed she’s driving at and what her in-car entertainment is on her journey home.
“My wife is driving home and the Tesla app shows me the exact speed she’s doing and the podcast she’s listening to,” he said.
“It even shows me the exact navigation path the car is taking her, as well as the battery percentage she’ll be using when she gets home.”
Social media users have mentioned the creepy feature that allows users of the Tesla app (pictured) to see in-car system details and track the route the driver is on
Access to the app also allows Ryan to control the internals of the car his wife is driving, including what’s playing and the internal temperature.
He also shows that he can access the navigation to see where she’s coming from, the route she’s taking, the expected time she’ll arrive at her destination, and the exact point of the journey she’s on.
However, many Aussies have labeled the feature unnerving and creepy.
“A stalker’s dream car,” one person commented.
“Ultimate stalking unit,” added a second.
“Absolutely no privacy,” wrote a third.
While a fourth said, “Wait until the government has all that info.”
“Buy my husband a Tesla,” another joked.
Ryan Cowan (pictured with his wife) showed his TikTok followers that he can see exactly where his wife is, what speed she’s going at and what her car entertainment is on her journey home
Ryan showed that he can access the navigation to see where she’s coming from, the route she’s taking and the expected time she’ll arrive at her destination, as well as the exact point of the journey she’s on (pictured)
Why I gave up my job and sold my house to buy a Tesla: The Melbourne man whose electric car videos caught Elon Musk’s attention has no regrets
A former store associate who quit his job and sold his house to buy a Telsa has no regrets about his risky but life-changing decision.
Melbourne man Ryan Cowan and his partner Paige wanted to ‘shake things up’ after spending the Covid pandemic in the Victorian capital.
The city endured the world’s longest lockdown after enduring more than 230 days of staying at home.
In February 2021, Mr. Cowan, 32, took up his job and sold his house before moving to the coast to buy some land.
Three months later, the couple bought their first electric car, a Telsla Model 3 and made a $4,500 profit when they recently upgraded to a Model Y.
Ryan Cowan (with partner Paige) quit his job and sold his house to buy his dream car
They also rented a Model X for a week.
Nearly two years later, Mr. Cowan estimates that he has traveled a total of 12,000 miles in his EVs and is now making a living from his “dream job” by discovering the benefits of EVs.
He spends his days making videos of his electric car for YouTube and social media, which gained over 100,000 followers and caught the attention of Elon Musk, the world’s richest man.
Mr. Cowan still can’t believe how a spur of the moment decision to buy his dream car changed his life.
“It certainly wouldn’t be the right decision from an investment point of view, but we had a very different mindset. We just wanted to take risks,” he told the ABC.
Mr Cowan has more than 100,000 followers combined across his TikTok and YouTube platforms.
An 18-second clip demonstrating the auto-moving doors on his old electric car was reposted to Twitter by both Mr. Musk and Tesla in July.
‘[My] the number of followers grew exponentially from then on, and now I have a whole bunch of clients,” he said.
Mr. Cowan estimates he has convinced 1,000 motorists to become electric car owners and can earn up to $1,200 per month from YouTube ad revenue alone.
“I get messages every day from people saying, ‘Thanks to you I have an electric car,’ which absolutely fills my cup and pushes me to keep doing what I do,” he said.
His videos also share some of the drawbacks of having an electric car, including when a power outage occurs.
Mr Cowan says his beloved greyhound Cooper feels like a king in his new Telsa Model Y
Mr Cowan predicts a ‘rapid growth’ of electric vehicles in the coming years and recently uploaded a video of the five things aspiring owners should know about electric vehicles.
The first was that there is no stop-start button, meaning motorists just get in and drive.
The second was that any outlet in the home could be used to charge an EV. The third was that electric vehicles are completely silent while driving.
Mr. Cowan’s fourth tip was that road trips require planning and the fifth – that regular software updates will make the car run better.