Ellon Musk has long been promoting the potential of the car displays in Teslas for drivers: they can not only provide information but also entertain. To this end, he says that cars will soon be able to transmit video from Netflix and YouTube.
Tesla has already introduced games that drivers can play on displays: In June, Bethesda's studies have announced to E3 that drivers will be able to play Fallout Shelter. Tesla has released Cuphead and some classic Atari games, including Tempest, Pole Position and Missile Command . On Friday the company revealed that drivers would be able to play chess in Tesla's arcade.
Games work only while the car is parked and players can use the steering wheel as a controller. The same is the case here, although Mussk notes that when regulators approve self-driving, Tesla will allow passengers to stream video while the car is on the move. Musk did not disclose a timeline to represent the feature.
YouTube and Netflix streaming capability when the car is stopped coming to your Tesla soon! There is an incredibly immersive, cinematic feel due to comfortable seats and surround sound. 27 July 2019
The desire to allow drivers and passengers to watch video is not a total surprise – Mssk noted in E3 that the ability to watch YouTube comes. Until now, the display does not support HTML5, so such a feature is not possible in the cars right now, although one owner has found a way to deal with it.
The ability to catch up on your Netflix queue or play a video game in the car has some appeal for anyone left to wait in a car for kids practice or staying in a long car with them. (There are reasons why some minivans come with TV screens.) And when cars can ultimately drive themselves, passengers will want to do something while driving to their destination.
But there are tremendous worries that would arise in any such function. Test vehicles are required to have a driver behind the steering wheel to take in case something goes wrong and even when self-management technology improves, it is hard to imagine that it will disappear completely. There was also a high-profile incident where the TV had a problem: a fatal accident in 2017 between a Uber self-propelled vehicle and a pedestrian where the test driver of the car was watching The Voice in Hulu.