Tesla continues to demonstrate why its success among a crowded field of auto giants isn’t a fluke, this time with a special holiday greeting.
Hidden in a recent Tesla Model X software update released earlier this week was an Easter Egg that allows owners to put the car into a holiday-themed light show mode.
Pressing the Tesla logo for about five seconds on the car’s control screen and then typing in the access code “modelxmas” starts the show, which also includes music and the car’s unique “falcon wing doors” flapping in unison.
On Saturday, Tesla founder Elon Musk popped up on Twitter to give Tesla owners instructions on how to get the holiday function to work.
To activate the Model X holiday performance, just type holidays or ModelXmas after pressing the logo. Also, Mars. pic.twitter.com/8Cy7YPlECX
Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 24, 2016
Another Easter Egg in the update, geared toward those who are fans of Musk’s SpaceX pursuits, requires you press the logo and enter the access code “mars” to get a simulation of being on Mars as a rover.
No, none of this makes the car better than the competition. But by treating the Tesla like the rolling computer that it is (something users are now accustomed to on their smartphones), Tesla once again is showing off its tech-native approach to automobiles.
Your move, literally every other car company on Earth.
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