display Stories April 21, 2016

For obvious safety reasons, most jurisdictions across the US and the world prohibit someone from driving a car if a “video monitor” is clearly visible from the driver’s seat. Hence why even though Tesla’s 17-in center display could certainly be capable of playing videos, the automaker disabled any video playing capabilities other than the video feed from the rear camera.

It didn’t stop a hacker who recently managed to install Gentoo, a Linux-based operating system, in her car and can now play videos directly from her Model S’ 17-in display. expand full story

display Stories April 2, 2016

The lack of instrument cluster in the Model 3 prototypes unveiled at the event this week has divided Tesla enthusiasts. For some its a deal-breaker, but for others it created hope for more advanced autonomous features and HUD technology in the production vehicle.

We reported on the possibility that the lack of instrument cluster could simply not make it to production, but in a video of a test drive at the event posted today, a Tesla representative refers to the Model 3 prototype as an “engineering validation car” and saying that the feature should make it to production. expand full story

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