Carmaker Tesla is working with renowned video game developer John Carmack to improve the interface in its old cars. Carmack is a legend in the world of video games and in the computer industry in general.
Co-founder and co-owner of id Software are famous for games like Doom, Quake, and Wolfenstein 3D. Carmack acted as the lead programmer for these games. Recently, he has used his virtual reality talents as the CTO of Oculus. Most recently, Carmack stepped down from his position at Oculus to focus on AI in general. In addition, in the 2000s, Carmack was interested in aerospace engineering and founded Armadillo Aerospace.
Apparently, while Elon Musk was not able to convince Carmack to completely switch to work with him, however, he confirmed that he is currently working on a Tesla product.
Carmack drives a Tesla Model S and revealed that he is working with Tesla engineers to improve the performance of the interface:
I'm kind of a volunteer - helping them fix what I think is very poor UI performance on the old Model S (which I drive). The company's engineers share information with me. "
Tesla does have performance issues in the media center installed in older Tesla Model S vehicles. The company is offering a multimedia computer upgrade to improve performance, but it requires $ 2,500 and many users are hesitant to take this step.