Rivian Automotive LLC’s first vehicle owner app is out, with a design that reads just as attractive as its vehicles.
The app is for vehicle owners only and prompts sign-in upon launching it on a phone. Pre-order customers that do not yet have their vehicle will be able to find out information on its estimated build date.
The app’s initial capabilities include the ability to turn owners’ phones into a key, unlock a vehicle remotely and let friends and family use their phone to access a user’s Rivian.
The app also assists with charging to find nearby chargers, integration with an at-home wall charger and also a vehicle’s charge status.
Customer service and vehicle delivery confirmation is also included.
The app’s reveal comes as the automaker’s R1T truck began initial deliveries to pre-order customers in mid-September after being delayed due to parts shortages.
Rivian’s employee base in Orange County has ballooned with a local workforce of 1,300, up from the 400 reported to the Business Journal last year, amid the ramp in production and deliveries.
Anticipation continues to build over the reveal of the company’s IPO filing that would offer a much closer look at financial and other details of the tight-lipped automaker. Rivian, which has raised $10.5 billion to date from investors such as Amazon and Ford, filed a confidential draft registration statement for a proposed public offering in late August.