Tesla’s high stakes on artificial intelligence are no longer a secret. Two years ago, the company hired Andrei Karpati to lead the team on computer vision and artificial intelligence, and since then they have only expanded their team. The main use of AI in Tesla is to develop autonomous driving ability, but the automaker is not going to stop there.
Tesla CEO Ilon Musk has always insisted on improving the voice command system for driving, and he even said that ultimately these vehicles will be able to answer questions and communicate freely with people.
Recently, Ilon wrote on his Twitter that electric cars will soon really learn how to speak. “Tesla will talk to people soon if you want. This is real, ”he said. This announcement was reinforced by a video in which the Tesla Model 3 rides with the words “Well, don’t stand there, staring, jump”, and then another not-so-clear comment follows.
Teslas will soon talk to people if you want. This is real. pic.twitter.com/8AJdERX5qa
– Buff Mage (@elonmusk) January 12, 2020
In this case, the sound comes from the speaker, which is installed behind the front grille of the car. It should issue warning signals for pedestrians in accordance with the new legislation for quiet vehicles in the US and Europe. Last year, Tesla released an update forcing the car to make noise when driving at speeds up to 30 km / h and it seems that the engineers decided to use this device for their “insidious” purposes.