CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk has unveiled information about a new facility that will soon be added to Tesla’s cars.
Accordingly, Tesla owners will soon be able to call their Tesla cars if they wish.
So we can say that the exact future of science fiction that we were expecting is here: Tesla cars will soon be able to speak with people. This means we are one step closer to making the television show Knight Rider a reality.
“Teslas will soon talk to people if you want. This is real,” he tweeted via his official Twitter account and has also added a short video to prove this.
When you watch the video, you will see that the car is not talking with its owner but with pedestrians outside. The Model 3 passing by tells the cameraman, “Well, don’t just stand there staring, hop in.”
It could be quite useful to be able to talk to the pedestrians. A polite alert that the vehicle is behind someone in a car park would be really appreciated. But what’s uncertain is how the car really is going to talk. The above clip is obviously a pre-recorded message. It remains unknown whether drivers will actually speak to pedestrians, or maybe Tesla will provide a library of messages.
Many believe that this facility will enable the automaker to use an autonomous taxi, which is an automated taxi service, when the owner of the car does not use it.
Musk’s tweet tells you to expect the new feature “soon,” but it’s a little doubtful. Previously, the CEO said Tesla’s “custom horn and movement sounds” will arrive “soon” back in October and we’re still waiting to see a Tesla complete the 2016 autonomous ride from Los Angeles to New York that the plans were put on hold in 2018.
You can visit The Verge website for more details.