Elon Musk Shows How Teslas Will Talk To Pedestrians

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNET: In a tweet, the Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company’s vehicles will soon be able to talk to pedestrians if you choose, and he showed off a clip of the unnamed feature in action. The Model 3 passing by tells the cameraman, “Well, don’t just stand there staring, hop in.”

Musk didn’t dish out more information on the function, but the speakers used are likely the same ones added to meet new regulations for electric cars and plug-in hybrids this year. Teslas, and all other EVs, will need to make an alert tone under 18.6 mph starting this year. What also isn’t clear is how the car will actually talk. Clearly, the clip above is a prerecorded message. If drivers will actually be able to speak to pedestrians remains unknown, or perhaps Tesla will offer a library of messages. Tesla told Roadshow Musk’s tweet “is the extent of what we’re sharing right now, though the CEO did say Teslas will also be able to “fart in [pedestrians’] general direction.”

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