Soon after the coronavirus hit North America and video conferencing became the new norm, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said being able to attend virtual meetings in your car was “definitely a future feature.”
It looks like that feature may be coming soon after Tesla accidentally/on purpose showed off the conferencing app Zoom.
Earlier this month Tesla posted a behind the scenes look at the V11 software update. One segment of the video focused on the new user interface (UI) and customizable “My Apps.”
If you look closely when Software Engineer Yoko is demonstrating the new feature, the icon for the app in the top left hand corner appears to be Zoom.
Not only does the icon bear a strong resemblance, we can also make out what looks like the word ‘Zoom’ underneath. (h/t: @joexn)
Seeing Zoom in the video also brings up the possibility owners will be able to add it through an App Store, something which the automaker has recently been rumoured to be working on.
If Zoom does get released in the near future, it will likely use the built-in cabin camera and microphones to make sure you never miss a meeting again.
It will also likely only be available in Park, especially given the recent investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on in-vehicle gaming while driving.
Check out the video below yourself, and let us know what you think. The segment with Zoom starts at 1:33.