Considering how often drivers yell angrily at other drivers they know can’t hear them in traffic, a vehicle may not be the best place to hold a business meeting. However, Tesla vehicles will soon allow drivers to participate in video conferences in their cars, without having to use a mobile device.
A brief demo appears to show a Tesla Model Y driver receiving a passive-aggressive text from his boss saying, “Do you have time for a quick sync later? He wants to get feedback from him. :)” And then this poor woman proceeds to hop on a Zoom video call as he loads up the vehicle. It’s the stuff dreams are made of.
While details of exactly how this would work have yet to be released, it appears that Zoom will use the vehicle’s cockpit camera, so they can see what the camera sees and use it as a live feed. They will also be able to sync their calendar and access Zoom directly from there.
Now, obviously, none of these features will be available while the car is in motion, and only when the car is parked, like at a loading spot or in the Arby’s parking lot. You will still be able to access Zoom audio meetings while driving. “Damn”, a Tesla driver probably thought upon hearing this.
Zoom appears to be pushing work video conferencing in multiple areas that no one has asked for, including at AMC theaters during the day when there are only people who are unhappy with employees playing hooky at work.
“We’re going to make it even easier for you to use Zoom from anywhere,” says Nitasha Walia, product manager for the Zoom group. Sounds like a threat.
Source: Drive Tesla Canada