So, do you think it’s real, or is he on a massive wind-up?
As the kids are saying – I believe – ‘fact or cap?’
The video – and several others, if you look hard enough – was shared online by TikTok user @jf.okay who filmed himself connecting the Tesla to his PlayStation controller and then advancing it down his driveway slowly at the same time as he presses down the R2 trigger.
The comments are full of people either amazed at the video or calling out that it is complete bulls***.
The truth of the matter isn’t immediately clear.
It also raises a bunch of questions.
How far can you drive the car? Is this sort of thing even legal? Why would you want to do this in the first place?
Either way, it appears to be a popular topic of debate for those who have commented on the video.
Many believe that someone is just sat in the car, and raised the point that he says ‘go’ before pressing the stick.
Well, he released another video in which he showed an empty car beforehand.
Others have pointed out that there is actually a mode on some Tesla vehicles that allows to you download an app and use a feature called ‘Smart Summon’, which is basically like an auto-parking feature that you can control from outside the car.
Strangely enough, that feature is legal – in California at least – and allows users to control their car remotely at a distance of around 200 feet, and as long as the car is within their line of sight.
That’s cool enough, why would you need to connect a PlayStation controller to it?
On their website, the small print surrounding that feature advises motorists that they are ‘still responsible for your car and must monitor it and its surroundings at all times and be within your line of sight because it may not detect all obstacles’.
It also adds: “Be especially careful around quick moving people, bicycles and cars.”
Yeah, that’s definitely something to consider.
Either way, you can make your own assessment on whether this TikTok video is true or not, and – if it is true – just be careful with it, should you be lucky enough to own both a Tesla and a PlayStation.
LADbible has reached out to Tesla to discover whether this is nonsense or not, so stay tuned!