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Hello, world: Tesla cars will soon be able to talk to pedestrians, Elon Musk teases in a video

In a now viral video, Musk teased a talking Tesla, asking passengers to ‘hop in!’.

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Last Updated: Jan 13, 2020, 06.10 PM IST
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Your ride to the office or even a pleasure trip will be faster, higher and more energy efficient.
Your ride to the office or even a pleasure trip will be faster, higher and more energy efficient.
Looks like Elon Musk has taken a leaf out of Apple’s book and is bringing Siri-like features to his brainchild Tesla. In a video posted on Twitter, Musk teased a new feature which allows Tesla cars to talk to pedestrians.

In the video, a red Tesla can be seen moving across the road, saying, “Well, don't just stand there. Hop in!” Musk captioned the video, “Teslas will soon talk to people if you want. This is real.”

In another tweet, Musk wrote, “And, of course, your car will be able to (move) in their general direction.”

Screengrab of Elon Musk's tweet.
Screengrab of Elon Musk's tweet.

It is being speculated that those who drive a Tesla for ride-sharing services like Uber and Ola will be able to interact with the customers using the feature.

The development comes after Musk’s recent announcement where he confirmed that the popular streaming service Disney+ will be coming soon to Tesla theatre. The announcement came in the midst of Musk’s QnA session where he was answering questions asked by fans on Twitter.

What’s more? Around the same time, Musk also announced the addition of Twitch, a social video platform for gamers to Tesla Theatre.

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