A Tesla feature that allows app users to see everything from the driver’s route, location and what they’re listening to has been labelled a ‘stalker’s dream car’.
Ryan Cowan, revealed that he can see exactly where his wife is, what speed she is going and what her in-car entertainment is on her trip home.
‘My wife is driving home, and the Tesla app shows me the exact speed that she’s doing and the podcast that she’s listening to,’ he said.
‘It even shows me the exact navigation path that the car is taking her on as well as the battery percentage she will be on when she gets home.’
Social media users have called out the creepy feature which allows Tesla App (pictured) users to see the car’s in-car system details and track the route the driver is on
By accessing the app, Ryan can also control the internal features of the car being driven by his wife, including what is playing and the internal temperature.
He also shows that he can access the navigation to see where she is coming from, the route she is taking, the time she is expected to arrive at her destination, and the exact point in the trip she is on.
However many Aussies have called out the feature as being unnerving and creepy.
‘A stalker’s dream car,’ one person commented.
‘Ultimate stalking unit,’ a second added.
‘Absolutely no privacy,’ a third wrote.
While a fourth said: ‘Wait until the gov taps into all of that info’.
‘Buying 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 is going and what her in car entertainment is on her trip home
Ryan showed he can access the navigation to see where she is coming from, the route she is taking and the time she is expected to arrive at her destination as well as the exact point in the trip she is on (pictured)
Why I gave up my job and sold my house to buy a Tesla: Melbourne man whose electric car videos caught the attention of Elon Musk has no regrets
A former retail worker who quit his job and sold his house to buy a Telsa has no regrets about his risky but lifechanging 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 living through more than 230 days of stay-at-home orders.
In February 2021, Mr Cowan, 32, quit his job and sold his house before moving to the coast to buy a block of 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.
Almost two years on, Mr Cowan estimates he’s racked up a combined 20,000kms in his EVs and now earns a living in his ‘dream job’ spruiking the benefits of electric vehicles.
He spends his days creating videos of his electric car for YouTube and social media, which attracted more than 100,000 followers and caught the attention of Elon Musk, the world’s richest man.
Mr Cowan still can’t believe how a decision made on a whim to buy his dream car changed his life.
‘From an investment standpoint it definitely wouldn’t be the right decision, but we had a very different mentality. We were just wanting to take risks,’ he told the ABC.
Mr Cowan has more than 100,000 followers combined on his TikTok and YouTube platforms.
An 18- second clip demonstrating his old EV’s automatic moving doors was reposted by both Mr Musk and Tesla on Twitter in July.
‘[My] following increased exponentially from that point on, and now I’ve got a whole bunch of clients,’ he said.
Mr Cowan estimates he’s convinced 1,000 drivers to become EV owners and can make up to $1,200 a month in YouTube ad revenue alone.
‘I get messages every day from people saying, “I’ve got an electric car because of you”, which absolutely fills my cup and pushes me to keep doing what I’m doing,’ he said.
His videos also share some of the cons of having a EV, including when a power blackout occurs.
Mr Cowan says his beloved greyhound Cooper feels like a king in his new Telsa Model Y
Mr Cowan predicts a ‘rapid growth’ in electric vehicles in the next few years and recently uploaded a video of the five things aspiring owners need to know about EVs.
The first was that there’s no stop-start button, which mean motorists just get in and drive.
The second was any power point at home can be used to charge an EV. The third was that electric vehicles are completely silent when in motion.
Mr Cowan’s fourth tip was that road trips require planning and the fifth – that regular software updates help the car go better.