Zoom showed that the . file Video conferencing software It will appear in Tesla cars, although it is unclear when the service will be made available to the public.
The announcement was made at the company’s Zoomtopia event, by Nitasha Walia, Zoom Group Product Manager for Meetings, who said the company expects to provide service to “all new Tesla models soon.”
However, apart from the short a test (Opens in a new tab) In the event that revealed that Zoom The platform will use the “cabin camera” found in Tesla’s car rearview mirror, integrate with the Tesla OS calendar, and details were poor on the ground.
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The official launch came after the carmarker dropped several big hints that Zoom might be heading to a Tesla OS within range. behind the scenes (Opens in a new tab)in V11 software in 2021. In this video, the Zoom logo is spotted in the user interface, prompting speculation from enthusiasts.
The Zoom demo appears in use while a Tesla car is charging, but it remains unclear whether Zoom calls, such as the Tesla Arcade game demos, will only be available while the car is parked.
One might hope so, given the obvious danger to life if drivers were distracted. But it is so, if this is a software limitation coded by Tesla, it can be stopped by an adventurous and reckless programmer.
It is also unknown if the app will require WiFi, or will be enabled as part of Tesla’s Premium Connectivity car data subscription. Requesting the first might be a straightforward solution to assuming the car is stationary, although this too could see a loophole in the future.
There are also very real concerns about the cabin camera and the data it sends to Tesla. The Tesla website claims that “images and videos from the camera by default do not leave the vehicle itself and are not transmitted to anyone, including Tesla, unless you enable data sharing.”
This, like any promise made by a tech company, should be taken with caution until proven. As such, the idea that Tesla can listen to a private or sensitive conversation may not resonate with some customers.