Tesla is working to change the automobile infotainment system

I’m fascinated with the evolution of the car radio. It began with a tube-powered insanely expensive tube-powered aftermarket item in the 1930s (AM only, of course) to today’s units that are completely integrated into the vehicle’s systems.

If you’ve ever say in a Telsa, you’ll have seen the massive touchscreen in that controls a million different things. And Elon Musk isn’t done. From CNBC:

“The average car already has more than 150 million lines of code, according to a 2018 KPMG report, and a greater percentage of software will be devoted to in-car entertainment in the future.

“Tesla always has been known for putting ‘Easter eggs’ — secret surprises discoverable by owners — in its cars, such as a function that makes the car’s lights go into disco mode. But novelty aside, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is serious about in-car entertainment. On the company’s most recent earnings call, the Tesla CEO said the goal is to create an infotainment system that provides ‘the most amount of fun you can have in a car.'”

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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