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Tesla’s In-Car Browser to Get Upgraded to Google Chromium





Tesla’s in-car browser is likely to be upgraded to Google Chromium; it is announced by Elon Musk, the CEO of the company. Chromium is Google, the internet giant’s browser project with open source.

Tesla is using more powerful hardware for making some improvements to its in-car software. Elon Musk, however, has said that the company is planning for an update for improving the owners’ experience with the older vehicles, mainly the internet browser.

The company has released the first browser update about a year ago, in a long time. It has definitely brought a slight improvement in the performance, but it is barely usable still. Now Musk said that the in-car browser would be upgraded soon using Google Chromium, as reported by Electrek on Friday.

The tweet of Musk doesn’t reveal any timeline of the upgrade availability on Tesla’s vehicles.

However, it doesn’t mean, the car will get Chrome. The project Chromium only generates code for Google Chrome and also other browsers from various firms and vendors who are outside of Google which includes Opera.

It’s most likely, Google’s Chromium code will power the upgraded browser of Tesla, according to Engadget.

Recently, Tesla had to let go of one Model 3 car along with $35,000 of prize money to a hackers’ group as they were able to crack the car’s system during one hacking event.

During the hacking competition, the Pwn2Own 2019, the vulnerability of the vehicle’s system is exposed by Richard Zhu and Amat Cama of Fluoroacetate. Trend Micro’s “Zero Day Initiative” has organized the event this week.

Infotainment system of the Tesla Model 3 was the hackers’ target and they took control over the system with a “Jit bug in the renderer”, as reported by Electrek on Saturday.

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