Tesla Easter Egg Unlocks Touchscreen Sketchpad

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Tesla’s latest software update brought with it a number of new features, including Summon for Hardware 2.0 vehicles … and a new Easter Egg.

This time, the new hidden “Easter Egg” feature is a sketchpad feature for the touchscreen.

As you can see in the Tweet below, the new feature seems as though it may serve as a decent and temporary distraction for your kids (if you have them) who would otherwise possibly be pushing buttons that they shouldn’t.

Tech Crunch provides more: “Above, you can see Twitter user and Canadian Tesla owner Nik Jovanovic using the new Easter Egg virtual easel in his car. The choice of subject is excellent, depicting the true power source of the Tesla Model S, and it clearly impressed Elon Musk: The Tesla CEO tweeted this image, along with a rudimentary Mona Lisa, when he revealed the nature of the new Easter Egg himself.

“I really do love drawing, and I was saving up for a $3,000 Surface Studio to help indulge that hobby. Maybe I’ll just save up an additional $97,000 or so and get a Tesla instead, since I also like driving — two birds, one stone.”

Probably a good plan. Rather than let the opportunity slip by here … if Tesla engineers have the time to create Easter Egg features like this, then I hope that they have time to come up with (if they haven’t already) a decent compromise as regards the reported lack of an instrument cluster AND a HUD in the upcoming Model 3. …

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