Tesla owners will be able to stream YouTube and Netflix on their car’s touchscreen display.
CEO and Founder of Tesla, Elon Musk said on Twitter this weekend that the company will “soon” enable streaming on the in-car display. He added that the streaming feature could arrive as soon as August, but could be delayed a few months.
Drivers will only be able to watch videos while their car is parked, same way how Tesla owners play video games on the car’s center screen. Musk said that could change if regulators approve the full self-driving technology.
“When full self-driving is approved by regulators, we will enable video while moving,” Musk tweeted.
Ability to stream YouTube & Netflix when car is stopped coming to your Tesla soon! Has an amazingly immersive, cinematic feel due to the comfy seats & surround sound audio.— e^👁🥧 (@elonmusk) July 27, 2019
Musk has promised to deliver the Tesla’s advanced driver assistance system, called Autopilot, to hundreds of thousands of cars this year. In April, he said he’s “very confident” Tesla will have autonomous robotaxis on the roads by 2020. Autopilot currently enables self-driving on highways.
But it’s unlikely that regulators will give green light to the technology anytime soon. Early this month, two advocacy groups called on the Federal Trade Commission and the California Department of Motor Vehicles to investigate Tesla’s Autopilot technology.
Additionally, there have been at least three fatal crashes involving Tesla’s Autopilot system.