Next Tesla update includes Atari classics played with the actual steering wheel
It appears fun ‘Elon Musk Twitter’ is back, folks. After a few weeks of questionable social media posts, old Elon’s back to announcing cool new features for his fleet of Tesla electric vehicles.
After revealing a new ‘camper and party mode‘ is coming to the Model S, Model 3 and Model X cars, earlier this week, he’s now promising bloody Atari games will arrive in a forthcoming update. Version 9.0 of the Tesla software, which is rolling out in around four weeks, will include the classic games as an Easter egg. Musk didn’t announce a full list of games, but did drop a few hints.
In reply to a fellow Twitter user, Musk said he’s hoping Pole Position, Tempest and Missile Command will be available with the update. The driving game Pole Position (pictured) will even be playable using the Tesla’s steering wheel, Musk said.
He added: “Hoping to include last three in this release, with Pole Position linked to actual car steering wheel (while stationary tbc haha)”
The giant, tablet-like centre console touchscreen display will most likely play host to the beloved titles from gaming’s early days, although drivers will need to have the car in park in order to play them.
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Elsewhere Tesla V9.0 will introduce new Autopilot features, including a brand new interface. It is rumoured this overhaul will push Autopilot from a level 2 autonomous driver system to a level 3. Back in June Musk said these will be the first fully self-driving features.
As for that aforementioned party and camper mode, Musk said the feature will enable drivers to maintain air flow, temperature and some lights when the car is stationary. They’ll also be able to play music and power devices like smartphones (or even kettles) for more than 48 hours while the car is parked.
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