Tesla's browser has been one of the most neglected features of Tesla vehicles, but CEO Elon Musk has promised to improve it recently, and now he says they are upgrading the browser with Google's Chromium.
Last year, Tesla upgraded its embedded media computer in new model S and model X vehicles, and now owners have experienced a significantly more responsive center view.
Tesla has used the more powerful hardware to make some improvements to the car's software, but CEO Elon Musk said the automaker was still planning an update to enhance the experience of owners with older vehicles, especially the browser.
The browser was extremely slow and would often not make websites right. It was so bad that less than 30% of Tesla drivers apparently used their browser in the car.
Tesla first planned an update for December 201
About a year ago, the company launched its first browser update for a long time, and it brought a little better performance, but it just made it useless.
Now Musk says that Tesla is coming soon to upgrade the browser using Google's chrome:
About being upgraded to Chrome
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 22, 2019
Chromium is Google's open browser project, which delivers the vast majority of the code to the Google Chrome browser.
It starts to make way to other browsers. For example, Microsoft confirmed that they are rewriting Edge based on Chromium for enhanced compatibility.
Tesla didn't give a clear timeline for the new browser update, but Musk said it was going to happen.