PALO ALTO, Calif. — In its latest software update, Tesla has included an “Adventist” feature that cross references Adventist membership records with customer lists. Wherever there is a match, the software prohibits drivers from entering restaurant parking lots or even heading for drive-thrus on Sabbath.
If a driver tries to override the software, the Tesla will begin to play “Don’t Forget The Sabbath” on full blast.
Camera technology on the vehicle will also track drivers that park a Tesla near restaurants and make the rest of the Sabbath journey on foot. The infraction will be documented and submitted for inclusion in next week’s church bulletin.