Tesla Model 3 to Expand Voice Control Capabilities
As Tesla slowly rolls out the Model 3 to customers, it’s already plotting improvements it can introduce in future software updates. Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed this week that the Model 3 will expand its voice control capabilities.
Responding to a question on Twitter, Musk said drivers will be able to control “pretty much anything” on the Model 3 by using voice commands.
“Software team is focused on core Model 3 functionality right now, but that will be done soon, then we will add a lot more features,” Musk also wrote.
Definitely. You will be able to do pretty much anything via voice command. Software team is focused on core Model 3 functionality right now, but that will be done soon, then we will add a lot more features.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 15, 2018
Musk didn’t delve into specifics regarding the new voice control system. But as we saw at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, automakers and tech companies are envisioning a future in which the car becomes more and more like your personal assistant. Google Assistant just rolled out to Android Auto this month, and Hyundai previewed a voice control system that can adjust the temperature in the cockpit and perform other advanced functions.
Major navigation overhaul coming in early 2018. Will be light-years ahead of current system, but we are testing it rigorously before rolling out.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 21, 2017
Tesla is expected to update its navigation system early this year as well. Musk said late last year the new system will be “light-years” ahead of the current one.