RITVT I’m also hoping that Rivian can add a valet mode so I can let someone else (kids, valet, neighbor or just someone new to a very powerful vehicle) drive my truck if I need to let them.If you are asking if your two older kids can take your Rivian for a joyride by using their smartphone as the key, the answer is yes.
I think it's more about how you communicate with your kids than it is about the capability of the vehicle. Kids can kill themselves in a Civic too (sorry that's morbid)Does Rivian allow you to limit the max speed or the acceleration? I have two teenagers and won’t dare let them drive a vehicle that can accelerate at super car speeds. It would be extremely helpful to be able to limit the performance so they could drive it without temptation,
We all agree that it’s great to have a versatile vehicle with the ability to have different power and “gear” ratios for different environments. One environmental scenario I foresee is handing my keys to someone without experience in an 850 HP vehicle to be used in a challenging, on road location ie valet in a parking garage.I think it's more about how you communicate with your kids than it is about the capability of the vehicle. Kids can kill themselves in a Civic too (sorry that's morbid)
Your car-your choice. I'm very particular about who I let drive my cars. If they own or have owned something similar and I know them well-I toss the keys. The Rivian is not only unusually fast but it's a big car. That's a rare combination and needs to be driven with respect. Otherwise, it will end up wrapped around a pole in LA.
This exactly what I was thinking about and hoping could be added in the future as iansriv is 100% on the money with these vehicles being powerful and heavy.With an OTA SW update, there's no reason you could not enable Valet-Mode / Teen-Mode functionality. In fact, and since you can set up "guest" access for drivers via their paired smartphone, there should just be a default for a Guest driver that will set limits on speed (or even operator hours of the day) based on the profile for the smartphone user that is ENABLED by the owner.