You can now join a Microsoft Teams call from your car… but you probably shouldn’t
One of the last safe places to avoid video calls could soon fall apart, not thanks to a new update for Microsoft Team.
The TV affair The service is working on an update that will allow users to join a Teams call directly from their vehicle while driving using Apple’s CarPlay platform.
apple has Recently updated CarPlay to include a new calendar view, which will now allow users to join a Microsoft Teams call with their iPhone while driving.
Microsoft CarPlay Team
The official entry in Microsoft 365 Roadmap (opens in a new tab) for an update that doesn’t provide any further details on how exactly this works, just note that users can opt in to a Teams meeting using CarPlay calendar view new.
Obviously, due care and attention should be paid to the road while driving, so it is hoped that the calls will also be audio-only, meaning the user can keep an eye on the road.
The feature is still marked as in development for now, with a general availability date scheduled for March 2023, so users won’t have to wait too long.
Microsoft Teams users were able to dial calls with Apple CarPlay as of September 2021, as well as the ability to call and text Teams contacts from most modern means – although the meeting video feed doesn’t appear on the dashboard.
The platform is also available on Android Auto, with Google’s automotive-focused software allowing Microsoft Teams users to make calls, join meetings, or text contacts.
This is the latest in a series of recent upgrades to Microsoft Teams as the company looks to continue to improve the platform.
This includes a usage tweak AI to spot the difference between the audio from the speaker and the user’s voice, fixes a common issue where the microphone is too close to the speaker, causing audio to repeat between input and output devices and create echo.
For those making calls in large rooms, where voices can often echo and reverberate around, Teams now uses machine learning models to convert the captured audio signal, making it sound more like as the user is speaking into the microphone at close range.