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Self-Driving Console: How Tesla’s Cars Are Becoming More Advanced

Because of Elon Musk, a lot of people have become accustomed to receiving innovative products from his company as soon as they hit store shelves. While the variety starts with washing kits and ends up with spacecraft details, the foremost commodity is a car.

The vehicle functionality is enormous, with the infamous autopilot being the most popular. This is where Tesla decided to evolve its programming performance and complement the ability to drive with the car’s help.

One of the most recent additions is an improved performance rate of the onboard computer. Immediately after its characteristics were spoiled, technicians claimed they are so powerful that they can run quite demanding software.

So, what exactly is Tesla’s hardware capable of?

Broadcasting Functionality

Tesla owners can enjoy their favorite PC games on the latest models through the touchscreen. The main technology that allows it is a streaming service called Rainway. It is free to download and easy to install. Tesla owners need to go to the corresponding site using their car’s browser and connect the controller.

According to Rainway CEO Andrew Sampson, Tesla can run the top 3 most popular games in 2021:

  1. Cyberpunk.
  2. Doom Eternal.
  3. Halo Infinite.

The integration of apps like Rainway enhances the use of Tesla electric vehicles, which are already known for having one of the best infotainment systems. Elon Musk is also looking forward to expanding the list of in-built games in the Arcade app.

As of the beginning of February, it includes such popular titles as Cuphead, Beach Buggy, Stardew Valley, Lost Backgammon, and others.

As the Rainway system utilizes streaming technology, the actual gaming process takes place on a home PC or a remote server. The video broadcast appears on the built-in screen in the car. Such functionality creates delays in responsiveness, especially in fast-paced titles.

Tesla owners can use the gamepads from PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

The offered convenience resembles live casino software in some way. Participants of such portals access the playing site, choose their beloved entertainment and begin interacting with real dealers via live broadcast. Such a steaming process is particularly valuable for gamers that do not have powerful hardware and can not enjoy the cherished amusement to its fullest.

Innovative Upgrade

Apart from the broadcasting technology, Tesla has also announced an updated version of the Model S electric car. The car boasts not only a changed appearance and improved performance parameters but also a new onboard computer with a capacity of 10 teraflops.

Its power is enough to run modern video games independently.

The new Tesla Model S received an infotainment system that is comparable to current-generation game consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. They offer performance at 10.28 and 12 teraflops, respectively.

In one of the images, accompanying the announcement of an upgraded vehicle, it is possible to see the built-in infotainment monitor with the famous game The Witcher 3 from CD Project. In general, the new Tesla Model S can be called a hybrid of a car and a console.

Emerging Issues

At the same time, not everything is so smooth with the innovative functions. Tesla is supposed to block one of its features that allows playing computer games while moving. The decision came after the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an official investigation into the matter.

The case is based on the following evidence:

  • The American owner of the Tesla Model Y crossover filed a complaint against the manufacturer after he found out that the car allows launching applications while driving.
  • The function is called Passenger Play and is designed for the front passenger and requires confirming that the gamer is not a driver.
  • However, pressing the confirmation key is possible from both front seats and the system can not see the difference.
  • Even if a player is a passenger, the flickering on the screen and sharp dynamic sounds that accompany the game is a clear distraction for the driver.

Tesla’s reaction was also not long in coming. The company notified NHTSA that as part of a planned software update for vehicles, it would prohibit anyone from playing video games while driving.

Besides, in 2019, Tesla began actively recruiting its team of developers and designers. The reason for this is in complementing the future autopilot (SAE levels 4 and 5), which will allow the driver not to keep an eye on the road and indulge in entertainment. Furthermore, the company also has plans to create its virtual metaverse with access to it from a car.

Informational Update

While Tesla keeps its further plans in secret, it may be important for independent developers, other corporations, and even simple users to know what the company is currently working on.

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