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AI-powered chatbots are such a convenience for us humans as such technical assistance makes things easier for us. It is like having an assistant at our fingertips, all we have to do is put forward our demands or needs. The chatbot then makes sure that those orders as fulfilled according to its capabilities. Till now, we had been using such chatbots in our smartphones or laptops but who would have thought that one day we will interact with our car in a similar manner. Imagine you are stuck in a meeting and you suddenly remember that you forgot to lock the car. No need to panic. All you have to do its text your TeslaBot to lock it and you can go on with your work.
SmartCar is a company which has specifically designed such software for the Tesla electric vehicles. Termed as the TeslaBot, this piece of technology will allow the user to stay connected to his car at all times. Whether you are in the confines of your home or on a holiday, this chatbot will help you communicate with your car. This concept is quite appealing as we are living in an age where our smartphone helps us stay connected at all times, be it with humans or even the objects we own. If we can stay in touch with our home appliances, then why not with our car?
The automaker already has an app with the help of which the owner can keep a check on his car. But this chatbot is a step further. This is because the chatbot helps the owner not only keep a track of his car but also communicate with the car in a simple manner. All one has to do his open the Facebook chatbot on his computer or smartphone and type his instructions. Accordingly, the AI technology in the car will act upon it.
The concept of TeslaBot might not seem so novel but that’s because we are already used to virtual assistants. Be it Siri or Google Assistant or Cortana, we interact with such technology on a daily basis. But the innovation here is that giving instructions to your car is simply a text away. Not only this, but the car will also respond back with the information you ask for. There are rumors that Tesla is testing a voice-controlled version as well. For the time being, all we can do is be grateful to technology for making our lives easier.