- teslas may soon be able to dial 911 in case of emergency.
- the feature was requested via a tweet to ceo elon musk after an owner was unable to connect to 911 with his phone and saw that his model 3 still had service.
- musk has been known to add features to teslas based on suggestions tweeted at him.
while his twitter account may be polarizing, tesla ceo elon musk has been known to use it to gather ideas for new tesla features. the latest feature that may be coming to a tesla near you is the ability to call 911 using the vehicle's network connection.
the possible option of the future was pitched to the ceo by a model 3 owner who needed to call 911 but was unable to do so from his cellphone because of lack of service. the owner noticed that his vehicle still had a network connection but unfortunately could not use that service to make the emergency call.
when asked if tesla could add an emergency call feature that uses the car's network, musk replied, "absolutely."
how it would work in real life is yet to be determined. musk has regularly used tesla owners who tweet ideas at him to help him determine what should be added to tesla vehicles. one such idea was dog mode, a climate-control setting that keeps a vehicle comfortable for dogs when their owners need to exit the vehicle.