Screens surround us in our lives. We all stare have iPads, Phones, TV, and computers all day long. All of them have something in common. They are better with apps. Mostly third-party apps.
However, one of the most essential screens in our day that lack support for that kind of App, the Tesla screen. But that can change soon.
Just like any other big screen, the one that floats in the middle of every Tesla’s dashboard (horizontal or vertical), runs software that anyone could, theoretically write.
In an interview for Ride the Lightning podcast, Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, made it clear that he does have an interest in allowing third-[arty apps to run on the company’s car system. He stated that the main reason that is not yet the reality is because they do not sell enough units to be attractive to developers.
In the future, we might see a Tesla App Store, where we could download new maps like Waze or Google maps, Game, music streaming, and even productive apps.
Since the infotainment system runs on Intel hardware and Linux software, writing apps for the platform should be relatively easy.