Home / Gaming / Atari games are coming to Teslas via software update

Atari games are coming to Teslas via software update


Atari games are coming to Teslas via software update – TechCrunch

Here’s some unexpected fun, courtesy of the man himself. Elon Musk announced via Twitter today that Teslas will be getting a handful of classic Atari titles in the next four weeks, courtesy of a software update.

Along with already announced self-driving features, Version 9.0 of the electric vehicles’ software update will include “some of the best” old games as an “Easter Egg.” The eccentric CEO appears to be soliciting suggestions via social media at the moment, including Pole Position, Tempest and Missile command, among others.

Tesla has relied pretty heavily on software updates to help push features. Sure, this one is in good fun, but an update arriving late last year brought the fairly necessary addition of FM radio and a tripometer to the Model 3 — both pretty glaring omissions.

The games will likely be playable on the cars’ massive center display tablet, which is positioned in portrait mode on the Model S and X and in landscape on the Model 3. One presumes that the titles will only be playable when the vehicle is parked, so as to avoid having to explain to the officer that you crashed your car because you were playing Frogger.

Speaking of not going anywhere, Pole Position will apparently use the steering wheel as an input — again, when the vehicle is fully parked. Indeed, $49,000 is an admittedly steep starting price for a new Atari console, but at least you can drive the thing around when you’re done with Missile Command. 


n

The games will likely be playable on the carsu2019 massive center display tablet, which is positioned in portrait mode on the Model S and X and in landscape on the Model 3. One presumes that the titles will only be playable when the vehicle is parked, so as to avoid having to explain to the officer that you crashed your car because you were playing Frogger. n

Speaking of not going anywhere, Pole Position will apparently use the steering wheel as an input u2014 again, when the vehicle is fully parked. Indeed, $49,000 is an admittedly steep starting price for a new Atari console, but at least you can drive the thing around when you’re done with Missile Command.u00a0n”,”protected”:false},”excerpt”:”rendered”:”

Hereu2019s some unexpected fun, courtesy of the man himself. Elon Musk announced via Twitter today that Teslas will be getting a handful of classic Atari titles in the next four weeks, courtesy of a software update. Along with already announced self-driving features, Version 9.0 of the electric vehiclesu2019 software update will include u201csome of the […]n”,”protected”:false,”author”:699688,”featured_media”:1604296,”comment_status”:”open”,”ping_status”:”closed”,”sticky”:false,”template”:””,”format”:”standard”,”meta”:”outcome”:””,”status”:””,”crunchbase_tag”:0,”amp_status”:””,”relegenceEntities”:[],”relegenceSubjects”:[],”categories”:[1256,2401],”tags”:[66930,429989],”crunchbase_tag”:[213410691],”tc_stories_tax”:[],”tc_event”:[],”shortlink”:”https://tcrn.ch/2LIVI0I”,”rapidData”:”pt”:””,”pct”:””,”featured”:false,”subtitle”:””,”fundingRound”:false,”seoTitle”:””,”seoDescription”:””,”tc_unified_tagging”:[“tag”:”term_id”:429989,”name”:”Tesla”,”slug”:”tesla”,”term_group”:0,”term_taxonomy_id”:13853,”taxonomy”:”post_tag”,”description”:””,”parent”:0,”count”:680,”filter”:”raw”,”cb_tags”:[“tesla-motors-organization”:”Tesla”],”tag”:”term_id”:66930,”name”:”Atari”,”slug”:”atari”,”term_group”:0,”term_taxonomy_id”:1782,”taxonomy”:”post_tag”,”description”:””,”parent”:0,”count”:64,”filter”:”raw”,”cb_tags”:[“atari-organization”:”Atari”]],”associatedEvent”:null,”event”:null,”authors”:[699688],”hideFeaturedImage”:false,”relatedArticles”:[],”_links”:”self”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1684399″],”collection”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts”],”about”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/types/post”],”version-history”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1684399/revisions”],”authors”:[“embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/699688″],”replies”:[“embeddable”:true,”count”:1,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/comments?post=1684399&order=asc&tc_hierarchical=flat”],”https://techcrunch.com/edit”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1684399&action=edit”],”author”:[“embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/699688″],”wp:featuredmedia”:[“embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media/1604296″],”wp:attachment”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media?parent=1684399″],”wp:term”:[“taxonomy”:”category”,”embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories?post=1684399″,”taxonomy”:”post_tag”,”embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags?post=1684399″,”taxonomy”:”_tc_cb_tag_taxonomy”,”embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/crunchbase_tag?post=1684399″,”taxonomy”:”tc_stories_tax”,”embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_stories_tax?post=1684399″,”taxonomy”:”tc_event”,”embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_event?post=1684399″],”curies”:[“name”:”wp”,”href”:”https://api.w.org/rel”,”templated”:true],”_embedded”:{“authors”:[“id”:699688,”name”:”Brian Heater”,”url”:””,”description”:””,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/author/brian-heater/”,”slug”:”brian-heater”,”avatar_urls”:”24″:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/69b6dc548d05dedd0132f12e075bf7de?s=24&d=identicon&r=g”,”48″:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/69b6dc548d05dedd0132f12e075bf7de?s=48&d=identicon&r=g”,”96″:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/69b6dc548d05dedd0132f12e075bf7de?s=96&d=identicon&r=g”,”links”:”twitter”:”https://twitter.com/bheater”,”linkedin”:”http://www.linkedin.com/pub/brian-heater/1/a92/94″,”crunchbase”:”https://www.crunchbase.com/person/brian-heater”,”position”:”Hardware Editor”,”cbDescription”:”

Brian Heater is the Hardware Editor at TechCrunch. He worked for a number of leading tech publications, including Engadget, PCMag, Laptop, and Tech Times, where he served as the Managing Editor. His writing has appeared in Spin, Wired, Playboy, Entertainment Weekly, The Onion, Boing Boing, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Beast and various other publications. He hosts the weekly Boing Boing interview podcast RiYL, has appeared as a regular NPR contributor and shares his Queens apartment with a rabbit named Lucy.”,”cbAvatar”:”https://crunchbase-production-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/h_216,w_216,c_fit/v1461345979/xynitsmpgmmobpekzxkg.jpg”,”twitter”:”bheater”,”_links”:”self”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/699688″],”collection”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users”]],”replies”:[[“id”:610530,”parent”:0,”author”:0,”author_name”:”frank reid”,”author_url”:””,”date”:”2018-08-01T12:29:56″,”content”:”rendered”:”

“One presumes that the titles will only be playable when the vehicle is parked,..”n

I wouldn’t make that presumption.n”,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/01/atari-games-are-coming-to-teslas-via-software-update/#comment-610530″,”type”:”comment”,”author_avatar_urls”:”24″:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/9801e493c295fb85bbddc6c3deaf22a6?s=24&d=identicon&r=g”,”48″:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/9801e493c295fb85bbddc6c3deaf22a6?s=48&d=identicon&r=g”,”96″:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/9801e493c295fb85bbddc6c3deaf22a6?s=96&d=identicon&r=g”,”techcrunch”:”avatar”:”https://ct.yimg.com/cy/1768/39361574426_98028a_64sq.jpg”,”company”:”(no company found)”,”title”:”(no title found)”,”user”:”GIU5WPFLC25OBEWPZWORJZFPA7″,”_links”:”self”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/comments/610530″],”collection”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/comments”],”up”:[“embeddable”:true,”post_type”:”post”,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1684399″]]],”author”:[“id”:699688,”name”:”Brian Heater”,”url”:””,”description”:””,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/author/brian-heater/”,”slug”:”brian-heater”,”avatar_urls”:”24″:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/69b6dc548d05dedd0132f12e075bf7de?s=24&d=identicon&r=g”,”48″:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/69b6dc548d05dedd0132f12e075bf7de?s=48&d=identicon&r=g”,”96″:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/69b6dc548d05dedd0132f12e075bf7de?s=96&d=identicon&r=g”,”links”:”twitter”:”https://twitter.com/bheater”,”linkedin”:”http://www.linkedin.com/pub/brian-heater/1/a92/94″,”crunchbase”:”https://www.crunchbase.com/person/brian-heater”,”position”:”Hardware Editor”,”cbDescription”:”

Brian Heater is the Hardware Editor at TechCrunch. He worked for a number of leading tech publications, including Engadget, PCMag, Laptop, and Tech Times, where he served as the Managing Editor. His writing has appeared in Spin, Wired, Playboy, Entertainment Weekly, The Onion, Boing Boing, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Beast and various other publications. He hosts the weekly Boing Boing interview podcast RiYL, has appeared as a regular NPR contributor and shares his Queens apartment with a rabbit named Lucy.”,”cbAvatar”:”https://crunchbase-production-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/h_216,w_216,c_fit/v1461345979/xynitsmpgmmobpekzxkg.jpg”,”twitter”:”bheater”,”_links”:”self”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/699688″],”collection”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users”]],”wp:featuredmedia”:[“id”:1604296,”date”:”2018-03-07T07:02:09″,”slug”:”tesla-model-3-4″,”type”:”attachment”,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/08/the-tesla-model-3-is-a-love-letter-to-the-road/tesla-model-3-4/”,”title”:”rendered”:”Tesla-Model-3-4″,”author”:5302483,”license”:””,”authors”:[5302483],”caption”:”rendered”:””,”alt_text”:””,”media_type”:”image”,”mime_type”:”image/jpeg”,”media_details”:”width”:2100,”height”:1400,”file”:”2018/03/tesla-model-3-4.jpg”,”sizes”:[],”image_meta”:”aperture”:”0″,”credit”:””,”camera”:””,”caption”:””,”created_timestamp”:”1519846397″,”copyright”:””,”focal_length”:”0″,”iso”:”0″,”shutter_speed”:”0″,”title”:””,”orientation”:”0″,”keywords”:[],”source_url”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/tesla-model-3-4.jpg”,”_links”:”self”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media/1604296″],”collection”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media”],”about”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/types/attachment”],”replies”:[“embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/comments?post=1604296″],”author”:[“embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/5302483″]],”wp:term”:[[“id”:1256,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/gaming/”,”name”:”Gaming”,”slug”:”gaming”,”taxonomy”:”category”,”parent”:0,”rapidData”:”pt”:””,”pct”:””,”submenu_categories”:[],”_links”:”self”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/1256″],”collection”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories”],”about”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category”],”wp:post_type”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=1256″,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=1256″,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=1256″],”curies”:[“name”:”wp”,”href”:”https://api.w.org/rel”,”templated”:true],”id”:2401,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/transportation/”,”name”:”Transportation”,”slug”:”transportation”,”taxonomy”:”category”,”parent”:0,”rapidData”:”pt”:””,”pct”:””,”submenu_categories”:[],”_links”:”self”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/2401″],”collection”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories”],”about”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category”],”wp:post_type”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=2401″,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=2401″,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=2401″],”curies”:[“name”:”wp”,”href”:”https://api.w.org/rel”,”templated”:true]],[“id”:66930,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/tag/atari/”,”name”:”Atari”,”slug”:”atari”,”taxonomy”:”post_tag”,”_links”:”self”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/66930″],”collection”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags”],”about”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag”],”wp:post_type”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=66930″,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=66930″,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=66930″,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=66930″,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=66930″],”curies”:[“name”:”wp”,”href”:”https://api.w.org/rel”,”templated”:true],”id”:429989,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/tag/tesla/”,”name”:”Tesla”,”slug”:”tesla”,”taxonomy”:”post_tag”,”_links”:”self”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/429989″],”collection”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags”],”about”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag”],”wp:post_type”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=429989″,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=429989″,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=429989″,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=429989″,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=429989″],”curies”:[“name”:”wp”,”href”:”https://api.w.org/rel”,”templated”:true]],[“id”:213410691,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/?taxonomy=_tc_cb_tag_taxonomy&term=atari-organization”,”name”:”atari-organization”,”slug”:”atari-organization”,”taxonomy”:”_tc_cb_tag_taxonomy”,”_links”:”self”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/crunchbase_tag/213410691″],”collection”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/crunchbase_tag”],”about”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/_tc_cb_tag_taxonomy”],”wp:post_type”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?crunchbase_tag=213410691″,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?crunchbase_tag=213410691″],”curies”:[“name”:”wp”,”href”:”https://api.w.org/rel”,”templated”:true]],[],[]]}}],”media”:[],”events”:[],”battlefieldEvents”:[],”battlefieldCompanies”:[],”battlefieldPages”:[]},”current_posts”:[1684399],”request”:”/2018/08/01/atari-games-are-coming-to-teslas-via-software-update/”,”siteURI”:”https://techcrunch.com/”,”totalPages”:”0″,”trending”:[“id”:”291″,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/tag/apple/”,”name”:”Apple “,”type”:”tag”,”id”:”81819″,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/tag/facebook/”,”name”:”Facebook “,”type”:”tag”,”id”:”60523764″,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/fundings-exits/”,”name”:”Fundings & Exits “,”type”:”category”,”id”:”2401″,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/transportation/”,”name”:”Transportation “,”type”:”category”,”id”:”3457″,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/social/”,”name”:”Social “,”type”:”category”,”id”:”6602″,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/tag/amazon/”,”name”:”Amazon “,”type”:”tag”,”id”:”81″,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/tag/google/”,”name”:”Google “,”type”:”tag”,”id”:”1564870″,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/events/disrupt-sf-2018/”,”name”:”Disrupt SF 2018 “,”type”:”event”,”id”:”6602″,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/tag/amazon/”,”name”:”Amazon “,”type”:”tag”,”id”:”424613844″,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/artificial-intelligence-2/”,”name”:”Artificial Intelligence “,”type”:”category”,”id”:”637″,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/tag/microsoft/”,”name”:”Microsoft “,”type”:”tag”,”id”:”449223024″,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/hardware/”,”name”:”Hardware “,”type”:”category”,”id”:”15986864″,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/government-2/”,”name”:”Government “,”type”:”category”,”id”:”449557044″,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/enterprise/”,”name”:”Enterprise “,”type”:”category”,”id”:”449223024″,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/hardware/”,”name”:”Hardware “,”type”:”category”,”id”:”426637499″,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/privacy/”,”name”:”Privacy “,”type”:”category”,”id”:”13217″,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/policy/”,”name”:”Policy “,”type”:”category”],”videoPlayerIds”:”no-ad-autostart”:”56f58bbbe4b01497527036b2″,”regular”:”56df4e9de4b0c9c31d626c18″,”regular-autostart”:”56faf851e4b0d3dcac2e081a”,”sideview-autostart”:”57e2c53fcc52c7730882bbfe”,”facebookPixelId”:”1447508128842484″,”marketoAccountId”:”270-WRY-762″,”vidibleCompanyId”:”564f313b67b6231408bc51ee”,”recaptchaPublic”:”6LeZyjwUAAAAABqkWH_Ct0efGn0B4pGU6ZLUeUvA”,”googleAnalyticsID”:”UA-991406-1″,”googleAnalyticsDomains”:[“techcrunch.com”],”tinypass”:”scriptURL”:”https://dashboard.tinypass.com”,”apiKey”:”Fy7FpgyUxA”,”apiURL”:”https://api.tinypass.com”,”legacyPages”:[],”apiNonce”:”3e1e22f89e”,”userCan”:”editPosts”:false,”restNonce”:null,”initialStore”:”events”:”eventTypeIDs”:[],”eventPostIds”:[],”featuredEventIDs”:”event_home”:[],”featuredPostIDs”:,”pastEventIDs”:”default”:[],”pastFilters”:,”pastLoading”:false,”upcomingEventIDs”:”default”:null,”upcomingFilters”:,”upcomingLoading”:false,”section”:”allPosts”:[1684399],”contentObject”:null,”currentPage”:1,”expandedPost”:”https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/01/atari-games-are-coming-to-teslas-via-software-update/”,”expandedIsland”:””,”loading”:false,”component”:”singlePost”};
/* ]]> */



Source link

About admin

I'm a 50 year old PLC programmer from Burnley, UK. I severed my time as an electrician in the baking industry and soon got involved with the up and coming technology of PLC's. Initially this was all based in the Uk but as the years went by I have gradually worked my way around the globe. At first it was mainly Mitsubishi with a bit of Modicon thrown in but these days the industry leaders seem to be the Allen Bradley range of PLC and HMI’s.

Check Also

Zendesk introduces support bot for Discord gaming community

The Discord gaming community boasts 150 million members and 46 million active monthly users, who ...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *