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FILE PHOTO: A China-made Tesla Model 3 vehicle is seen at a delivery ceremony in the Shanghai Gigafactory of the U.S. electric car maker in Shanghai.
FILE PHOTO: A China-made Tesla Model 3 vehicle is seen at a delivery ceremony in the Shanghai Gigafactory of the U.S. electric car maker in Shanghai.

Walk and talk: Tesla Model 3 will soon communicate with pedestrians

  • The purpose behind adding the feature to Tesla Model 3 is to comply with the new safety regulations that mandate electric vehicles to make artificial noises to alert nearby pedestrians.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to announce a new feature that would make the Model 3 talk to pedestrians.

In a tweet, Musk posted a short clip of the Model 3 speaking to pedestrians as the car slowly passes them, with a pre-recorded message, "Well, don't just stand there staring, hop in," Fast Company notes.

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The purpose behind adding the feature is to comply with the new safety regulations that mandate electric vehicles to make artificial noises to alert nearby pedestrians that an EV is close. The feature will also work in Sentry mode.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.

  • First Published Date : 14 Jan 2020, 08:44 AM IST