Tesla Taps Steam To Bring A Whole Library Of Games To Its Cars
By Nicole Rodrigues, 18 Jul 2022
Tesla is closing in on making your car your new living room as it homes in on a deal with Steam to bring the gaming world right into your car—a decision that might not be taken lightly with drivers, seeing as how the automaker was recently dragged into investigations over its entertainment units.
Video games are already built into Tesla’s infotainment dashboard, prompting an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Drivers had discovered that games could be played while their cars were in motion after tapping through a warning.
Tesla rectified the situation by disabling games for moving cars. Though, this has not deterred it from updating the system with more games.
In an update on Twitter, CEO Elon Musk disclosed that the progress with Steam’s integration has now reached a point where it will be put out for testing this August.
We’re making progress with Steam integration. Demo probably next month.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 15, 2022
The addition of Steam could see some 50,000 games brought to Tesla’s system. Steam plays host to some of the most advanced and immersive games in the industry; as such, it will be interesting to see how Tesla will integrate such experiences and make them suitable for car rides.
Musk has been vocal about wanting to turn Teslas into spaces where friends and family can convene and hang out, essentially doubling them as lounges on wheels. Steam’s introduction into the infotainment system further pushes the development of the Full Self-Driving feature.
Tesla’splans to give full autonomy to the car seem to be well underway. But how far it will be able to pass through traffic authorities’ approval is yet to be determined.
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