Access Email and Text Messages



While web based email like Gmail can be read through the browser, it would be great to have a tethered phone access to emails and text messages. Ideally, it would verbally read the messages and you could respond by voice.


There could be regulations that prevent text/email to appear on screen while driving. If allowed, Tesla may consider the risk of an accident too high to add this feature as text on the screen.



(Rewritten by Moderator)

Category: Tags: entered 1-Sep-2014


Could be used when car is not moving or when passenger seat is occupied.  Good use when sitting at a supercharger in the middle of the night.
It is a driver safety feature to have an incoming text message displayed or read aloud, with the ability to reply by calling, voice-to-text or Preset Template Responses.

That feature is currently available in other vehicles, I can't imagine why Tesla will not include that some day soon.

Heck, much safer than being able to surf the web while driving

"#16K and change awaiting my Model X next Spring"
I recently rented a Toyota Camry that effortlessly read my incoming texts to me. I thought it was very well done and would expect that such a feature could be implemented in the Model S.
Direct sync to a server (incl. Exchange, ActiveSync, Gmail, IMAP etc.) would be very good!