Elon Musk says Tesla owners will soon be able to choose fart and goat sounds like custom car horns
- The feature will ensure that people can hear the quiet cars at low speed.
- Musk jokes that early sound options may include goat bleating and coconuts
- One of the possible sounds points to the reference to Tesla's favorite Monty Python.
Tesla owners will soon be able to customize the sound of their horns, according to founder Elon Musk.
The type of customizable options available is unclear, but on Twitter he suggested that the line might include goat squeaks, fart noises and the sound of cracking coconut shells.
The coconut sound is a reference to Monty Python and The Holy Grail, which features a character named Patsy.
On Twitter, Tesla founder Elon Musk (pictured above) suggested a new feature that will allow Tesla owners to choose their own horn sounds and a low-speed warning sound to compensate for the car's quiet engines.
Patsy uses coconuts to simulate the sound of horse hooves while her master, King Arthur, rides an imaginary horse.
In addition to the horn options, new features are likely to make cars compliant with the Pedestrian Enhancement Safety Act 2010.
US law requires electric vehicles to make noise when traveling at speeds below 30 kilometers per hour to compensate for the relative silence of their engines.
Musk indicated on Twitter that he would be open to allowing customers to upload their own sound files.
Tesla has adopted user personalization in many ways, accessible from the car's touchscreen control panel.
NEW FEATURES FROM TESLA 10.0 SOFTWARE VERSION
Tesla Theater: Users Can Access Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube
Karaoke: The New Feature & # 39; Car-aoke & # 39; has a large music and music library that supports multiple languages
Intelligent Summoning: Owners can activate the car to reach them or a specific destination without being inside.
This could create a new set of legal compliance issues in Europe, where the law requires electric vehicles to sound like vehicles in a similar category featuring combustion engines.
US car noise laws are comparatively less stringent, requiring only that a horn not be unreasonably harsh or harsh.
There were a number of Monty Python References woven into Tesla software over the years.
One owner named his car "Rabbit of Caerbannog", a character from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and found that the car's controls included a shortcut to the movie clips on YouTube.
European Tesla owners may be constrained by the stricter EU car horn noise regulations compared to the US regulations.
Another code found describing a & # 39; Patsy Mode & # 39; on Tesla's Android App, a likely reference to the coconut popping character.
Musk may find that the public's reception of the horn sounds a little better than the public's reaction to his claims that he has almost perfected driverless car technology.
Raj Rajkumar of Carnegie Mellon University says California's new Smart Summon feature was "far from perfect" and he can "just laugh" at Musk's prediction that the self-driving feature would be ready next summer.
Musk speaking at a Tesla event in March 2019.
Several Twitter users have started posting photos and footage of the defective test feature in their own tests, leading to near misses or small fenders with parked cars.
Earlier this year, a former employee at one of Musk's factories said the businessman is "full of shit" and "will say what you want to hear."
This story came along with reports of solar panels produced at SolarCity, a Tesla subsidiary that produces solar panels, caught fire and triggered a lawsuit by WalMart, which alleged & # 39; total incompetence & # 39; after purchasing solar panels from the company.
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