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

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The vehicle must be parked so that the driver can use the video functions, thus preventing possible accidents

Zoom has confirmed that video calls will be possible 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 or tablet.

As you can see in the clip below this paragraph, the service uses an internal cameralocated 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.

Now the owners of a Tesla will be able to make video calls by Zoom from their electric car

Little more is known about the operation of the platform and its integration with Tesla's software (and hardware). The video suggests that the ability to join a call it is only available when the 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 Model Y is parked and plugged into a Supercharger.

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 is officially coming to Tesla cars

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

The phrase is certainly a bit flashy. 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 the company's current cars. But one can only wait for more official details.

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

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 signs of the arrival of Zoom in Tesla cars appeared in May 2020, when the use of videoconferences began to grow strongly due to the break due to the pandemic.

Elon Musk himself 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 anticipated

The start of production of Tesla's new vehicle, the Cybertruck, has not only been delayed again until 2023, but it has been confirmed that the initial price from $39,900 in 2019 it has increased, although it is not known by how much 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 for 39,900 dollars

– The second, with dual motor four-wheel drive with 482 kilometers of autonomy, 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.

Zoom has confirmed that you will be able to make video calls directly from a Tesla

Cybertruck. (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 of 2.9 seconds for 69,900 dollars.

With Musk's price change announcement, it is most likely that the figures announced for the purchase of the other versions of the vehicle also increase.

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