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Published on December 13th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

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Tesla Drops A New Model 3 Easter Egg, Hints At More On The Way

December 13th, 2018 by  



A new easter egg has surfaced in the Tesla Model 3 that pulls up a design sketch of the car. The easter egg can be conjured by tapping the Tesla T from the main screen to pull up the “About Your Tesla” screen. From there, just hold down on the Model 3 logo for a few seconds, which makes the normal Model 3 zoom away and the sketch appears.

Tesla has a history of releasing fun easter eggs, or hidden surprises, buried in the operating systems of its vehicles, and the Model 3 is no exception. With the arrival of the Model 3, Tesla put most of the easter eggs into a single screen that can be found behind the “About Your Tesla” screen by pulling down on the tab at the top.

Most recently, Tesla added Atari games to its cars, which can only be played when the vehicle is in Park. These hint at a fully autonomous future in which passengers in a Tesla vehicle can use the 15″ touchscreen for entertainment functions such as video playback or streaming as the vehicle drives them to their destination.

In a recent tweet, Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted that another batch of easter eggs would be on the way for Tesla owners just in time for Christmas. Sure, that might be Elon time and it could be 2019 before they show up, but the prospect of more fun from the in-car experience is just one more reason to buy a Tesla. The 15″ touchscreen combined with over-the-air updates makes the Tesla a truly one-of-a-kind ownership experience.

With that tweet about the arrival time, the new easter eggs may well be Christmas related. Tesla has a few Christmas related features.

The idea of easter eggs started off with video games way back in the late 1970s with the Atari 2600 in the game Adventure. It was a way for the game designer to add a special fun touch that rewarded players for playing the game for fun and not just to win. It was featured in the recent book-made-into-movie Ready Player One, which celebrated ’80s video game culture and was a flashback to childhood for many. 
 





 

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