Tesla cars will be able to stream Netflix and YouTube according to CEO, Elon Musk who announced the addition in a recent tweet.
Musk said that the services will be coming to the company’s line of electric vehicles ‘soon,’ albeit with one major caveat — the apps may only be used when the car is fully stopped.
‘Ability to stream YouTube & Netflix when car is stopped coming to your Tesla soon!,’ Musk wrote in a tweet over the weekend.
‘Has an amazingly immersive, cinematic feel due to the comfy seats & surround sound audio.’
‘When full self-driving is approved by regulators, we will enable video while moving,’ said Musk in an additional tweet.
In anticipation of full autonomy, Tesla already started to add several features to its breed of semi-autonomous cars which include high-profile video games like Mario Kart and, more recently, indie favorites like Cuphead.
Nintendo’s Mario Kart can be played using the car’s steering wheel.
Despite the recent addition, the idea of leisurely watching YouTube or Netflix during one’s commute as an artificial intelligence does the laborious task of actually driving may still be a ways off.
Tesla’s autopilot features, eve with consistent strides towards qualifying as a fully autonomous vehicle, still requires human intervention in a number of scenarios.
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For instance, potholes are other road hazards have caused issues and the vehicles only recently started to switch lanes by themselves.
As a result of regulatory issues and perhaps unperceived problems in technology, Musk has been forced to readjust predictions on the arrival of Tesla’s full autonomy.
Most recently, the CEO said that the company will deliver a completely self-driving car this year.
For now, according to recent findings by MIT, even with the aid of a computer, 90 percent of drivers continue to view commuting as a hands-on experience.
Any lag in delivering fully autonomous vehicle has seemingly done little to dissuade new customers, however.
This quarter Tesla announced that it reached a record number of deliveries of its cars, sending out more than 95,000 vehicles.