For many of us, the Tesla Model S is the pinnacle of automotive engineering. This full electric car has an amazing range of 300 miles, more than many older economy sedans. It also features a massive 17-inch touchscreen in the center console that controls pretty much everything in the car. Calling it impressive is an understatement.
But what’s next for the in car entertainment system? Those 17 inches of screen real estate would be squandered by any other automotive company lacking inspiration, but Tesla has bigger plans. In an interview, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the company is still working on the interface, getting it ready for other countries with language localization. And after that, they have some ambitious plans.
First up is integrating Google Chrome browser into the system. With the system being based on Linux, this shouldn’t be difficult as Chrome runs on Linux as it is. Tesla also might add a full Android emulator, allowing you to run Android apps in windows. That would be awesome for things like Yelp, Torque, and other apps that may not be included in the stock interface.
I know not many people have the Model S, but I’m sure that Tesla will continue to sell more and more cars, especially as they get cheaper. And with Android support possibly coming next year, Android fans will have something to play with! Watch the interview with Elon Musk, or skip to 37:00 to hear the part about Android and Chrome.