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Tesla CEO Says Model S Will Support Third-Party Apps 103

Posted by timothy
from the don't-leave-the-updating-to-at&t-please dept.
thecarchik writes "The electric-car maker's CEO said at a conference today in San Francisco that the much-hyped Model S electric sedan will support third-party apps and text-to-voice capabilities. With its large 17-inch touchscreen console, car fans and investors have long suspected that third-party apps might be part of the Model S plan, but Wednesday's announcement was the first acknowledgement from Musk that the company is courting a developer community."
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Tesla CEO Says Model S Will Support Third-Party Apps

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  • Yes, but... (Score:1, Interesting)

    by abednegoyulo (1797602) on Thursday March 17, 2011 @11:53PM (#35525990)

    does it run Linux?

  • Great (Score:4, Interesting)

    by mccalli (323026) on Friday March 18, 2011 @12:27AM (#35526180) Homepage
    There was a poll some time ago, must admit can't remember if slashdot or reddit, about the most overpriced piece of technology you use.

    My answer would be car-related. From the ludicrous stereo to the 50p light snesing diode that seems to translate to hundreds of pounds when translated into the phrase "automatic headlights", in-car tech is ripe for commoditisation. An open platform will do wonders for this, even if 'open' isn't the libre definition but simply a published API.

    Cheers,

    Ian

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