Meetings-To-Go: Zoom Will Soon Bring Conference Calls Into Your Tesla

Zoom (NASDAQ: ZM) has officially announced that the popular video conferencing app will soon be added to Tesla vehicles, allowing in-car conference calls without the need for a mobile device.

The partnership was announced by Zoom’s Group Product Manager Natasha Walia at the Zoomtopia 2022 event on Tuesday. While there was a short demonstration in a Tesla Model Y, Zoom did not discuss how the app will integrate into the car, including if it would only work on WiFi or if Tesla users with Premium Connectivity can make calls using the car’s data subscription, and if the app could only be used when the car is parked.

In terms of physical integration, the app would likely connect to the cabin camera above the Tesla’s rear-view mirror. Zoom and Tesla also have yet to announce details on how this would impact concerns over user privacy and what access permissions will be granted to Zoom as a third-party app.

The cabin camera, which has previously raised concerns over user privacy, is primarily used as a monitor when the Autopilot feature is engaged, as the camera “can determine driver inattentiveness and provide you with audible alerts, to remind you to keep your eyes on the road when Autopilot is engaged.”

Tesla claims that unless the user enables data sharing, no image or video taken in the car will leave it. It also emphasized that to protect user privacy, data from the cabin camera is not associated with your vehicle identification number.

Much like the AMC partnership announced earlier in the week, Zoom has not yet provided an official release date but said that the feature will be coming to all new Tesla models soon.

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