In 2000, no one could have predicted that electric cars would be on the rise in 20 years. However, with the increase of electric vehicles, we have brought new problems. Compared to conventional fuel cars, the motor starts with faster start-up performance and is quite less noisy. For pedestrians near electric cars, this is a lack of warning, leading to unnecessary accidents. To that end, some manufacturers have come up with virtual exhaust for electric cars to be fitted with “simulated voices”, but Tesla seems to have gone a step further — to nag with pedestrians around it.
(Screenshot via Cnet)
“Tesla will soon be able to talk to passers-by if you need it,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a tweet on Saturday. And attached a short video of 5 to 6 seconds showing the “nagging” function.
The video shows the passing Model 3 saying to the cameraman (pedestrian): “Hey, don’t squirm, get on the bus.” (Well, don’t just stand there staring, hop in.)
Teslas will will talk to people if you want (via)
As with many of the features previously announced, Musk has failed to provide more information about the new features, but speculates that it will soon be implemented with an OTA update.
Under new regulations for electric vehicles, both pure-electric and plug-in hybrid strains require a beep at low speeds below 18.6 mph.
Of course, if you’re travelling in model 3, there’s a good chance you’ll be on the street/party.