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Tesla’s Autopilot Demonstrated By Voice Actress Behind Bart Simpson (Video)

There have been a lot of Tesla owners posting videos over the past few months showing off and explaining how the Autopilot feature works during actual everyday use. You’ve probably watched at least a couple of them by now, but I doubt that you’ve watched one narrated by one of the characters from the popular TV show The Simpsons.

Well, one of the voice actors/actresses anyway. The voice behind Bart Simpson, Nancy Cartwright, apparently was one of the first to receive their reserved Signature Series Model X P90Ds — and thus is now likely the envy of many.

Interestingly, though, she apparently wasn’t interested in the Autopilot feature when it was first announced, but has now been won over. I’ve heard similar reports from other owners — that they didn’t realize how great the feature would be in actual use until trying it out.

#FridayFunday driving my #ModelX #TESLA on #Autopilot! Check it out friends! This is absolutely the future! Thank you #ElonMusk

Posted by Nancy Cartwright on Friday, January 22, 2016

Those wondering why she doesn’t put on the Bart Simpson voice even once in the video may be interested in hearing the claim that “Rockster” makes on the Tesla Motors Club forum that: “I saw her in an interview once and she said she was expressly forbidden, by contract, to use the Bart voice in any situation other than recording the Simpsons.”

I don’t know if that’s true or not, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it is. Too bad for us. We’ll just have to settle for a video about Tesla’s Autopilot feature I guess. 🙂

The commentator “NuclearPowered” did note though that: “She did a little skit with it at the Tesla Club LA Formula 1E event last year.”

So maybe she was just making a joke about being forbidden by contract to use it?

(Tip of the hat here to “Patrick W” on the Tesla Motors Club forum for this.)

 
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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.

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