One of the best things about Tesla cars is their capability to get updates over the internet. While these updates are mainly focused on improving the driving experience, Tesla is also known add a few interesting Easter eggs every now and then. The company seems to be doing the same with its 9.0 software update, which according to a recent report will include several playable Atari games.
In a recent tweet, Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated that several of Atari’s classic games will soon be playable on the touchscreen of Tesla cards. While a list of games wasn’t revealed, Musk did express his desire to add Pole Position, Missile Command, and Tempest in a follow-up tweet. The games aren’t said to be limited just to the screen either. According to the Verge, Pole Position will be playable through the car’s steering wheel. Of course, it will only work when the car is not in motion, which is also something Musk clarified.
If you’re into video game development, consider applying to Tesla. We want to make super fun games that integrate the center touch screen, phone & car irl.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 1, 2018
While there will only be a few games in the initial release, Musk guarantees to add more in the near future. No just that, he even tweeted out to video game developers, who would be interested in designing games for Tesla, asking them to apply for a job in the company.
This could also means that the next few updates could feature games that are designed specifically for the touchscreen on Tesla cars. It will be interesting to see what developers could come up with.
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While games are just a part of it, the biggest talking point of the Tesla Version 9.0 update is its self-driving capability. According to a recent tweet from Elon Musk, the new update improves on autopilot features enabling it to give full self-driving access to supported cars. The update is said to rollout in the next 4 weeks.