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Zoom has confirmed that video calls can be made directly from a Tesla

Video call by Zoom from a Tesla car. (photo: YouTube/Zoom)

After a long wait, zoom has confirmed its arrival in electric cars Tesla. The company announced it at its Zoomtopia 2022 event, where it showed a short commercial where you can see, of course in broad strokes, how this novelty works. The truth is that soon a person who owns a Tesla will be able to join video calls directly from the comfortable seat of this electric car without the need to use a smartphone either Tablet.

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As you can see in the clip below this paragraph, the service uses a internal chamber located above the rear view mirror. While the video call is available on the central screen of the Tesla. In the presentation it can be seen that access to Zoom occurs from an invitation that appears in the car’s calendar.

Little else is known about the operation of the platform and its integration with the software (Y hardware) of Tesla. The video suggests that the ability to join a call only available when vehicle is stationary, which makes sense as it can be distracting while driving. More specifically, a woman can be seen arriving for a meeting with a male partner while her ModelY it is parked and plugged into a Supercharger.

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Of course, the situation may change in the future when fully autonomous driving becomes available to the public. Although for now it is only an assumption. However, Zoom’s attempt to increase compatibility with almost every possible platform is still interesting.

Zoom officially comes to Tesla cars

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Regarding the availability of Zoom in the electric cars of the company of Elon Muskthe information is a bit vague. Nitasha Walliaproduct manager for the video calling software, said simply that it will soon be available “for all new Tesla models.”

The phrase is certainly a bit conspicuous. Zoom doesn’t appear to be a service that requires features that are only available on certain Tesla-made vehicles. At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be any obstacle to adding the tool via a software update to current company cars. But one can only wait for more official details.

Video call by Zoom from a Tesla car. (photo: YouTube/Zoom)
Video call by Zoom from a Tesla car. (photo: YouTube/Zoom)

The truth is that both companies have agreed to go ahead with a feature that users have been asking for for a long time. The first hints of Zoom’s arrival in Tesla cars appeared in May 2020when the use of videoconferences began to grow strongly due to the stoppage due to the pandemic.

the same Elon Musk revealed that a variant will be available with a future software update. However, he never made it to the next stage of promise. Thankfully, it’s now official and you’ll soon be able to make or join Zoom calls from the seat of a Tesla.

Tesla’s Cybertruck will be more expensive than expected

The start of production of Tesla’s new vehicle, the cyber trucknot only has it been pushed back to 2023 again, but it has been confirmed that the starting price of $39,900 in 2019 has increased, although it is not known for how long at this time. These would be the three versions of the Cybertruck:

– The first, with rear-wheel drive of a motor with 402 kilometers of range, towing of 3,401 kilograms and capacity of zero to 96.5 km / h in less than 6.5 seconds per $39,900

– The second, with a double four-wheel drive motor with 482 kilometers of autonomy, a towing capacity of 4,535 kilograms and the ability to go from zero to 96 km/h in less than 4.5 seconds per $49,900.

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Cyber ​​truck. (photo: Tesla Motors)
Cyber ​​truck. (photo: Tesla Motors)

– And the third model, with triple all-wheel drive motor with 804 km of autonomy, towing capacity of 6,350 pounds and a passage from 0 to 96 km / h in less than 2.9 seconds per $69,900.

With the price modification announcement made by Musk, it is most likely that the figures announced for the purchase of the other versions of the vehicle will also increase.

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