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Tesla in-car Browser to be Upgraded to Chromium

It’s likely that the Chromium code will just power Tesla’s upgraded browser, according to the Engadget

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Jeff Solie plugs in his electric car Tesla sedan at his home, in New Berlin, Wis., July 13, 2017. Electric cars are seeing growing support around the world. But there’s a problem: There aren’t enough places to plug those cars in. VOA

Electric Vehicle (EV) maker Tesla’s in-car browser is about to get upgraded to Google Chromium, the company’s CEO Elon Musk has announced.

Chromium is the Internet giant’s open-source browser project.

“Tesla has been using the more powerful hardware to make some improvements to its in-car software, but CEO Elon Musk said that the automaker still planned an update to improve the experience of owners with older vehicles, especially the Internet browser.

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A Telsa car recharges at a Tesla charging station in Charlotte, N.C.. VOA

“About a year ago, the company released its first browser update in a long time and it brought slightly better performance, but it still only made it barely usable. Now, Musk says that Tesla is going to soon upgrade the browser using Google’s Chromium,” the Electrek reported late on Friday.

Musk’s tweet however, doesn’t reveal the timeline of the availability on Tesla’s vehicles.

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Also, this doesn’t mean the cars will be getting Chrome; the Chromium project merely generates code for Chrome and other browsers from firms and vendors outside of Google, including Opera.

It’s likely that the Chromium code will just power Tesla’s upgraded browser, according to the Engadget. (IANS)

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Tesla Owners Unintentionally Buy Software Updates, Face Troubles in Getting Refunds

Famous scholar and Tesla owner Nassim Nicholas Taleb reported a similar story on Twitter

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Back in December, Tesla introduced one-click and the first feature available via the easy-buy feature was the Acceleration Boost upgrade. Pixabay

Some Tesla owners are unintentionally buying expensive software upgrades through the automaker’s app which range from $ 4,000 to almost $ 10,000 and they are facing trouble getting refunds.

The issue was noted by Tesla owner Jon McLaughlin was surprised when his wife called to tell him that she was now able to use some Full Self-Driving features on their Model 3, even though they didn’t buy those options, reports electrek.

“This prompted me to look at the ‘upgrades’ section of the mobile app. Interestingly, the app said I had purchased all the eligible upgrades. Odd, I have not purchased anything. So, I proceed to click on ‘purchases’ within the mobile app only to see two invoices. One for the new performance boost and the other for FSD,” the report quoted Jon.

Additionally, he mentioned that his credit card was charged $9,700 on January 5 without his authorization.

Back in December, Tesla introduced one-click and the first feature available via the easy-buy feature was the Acceleration Boost upgrade.

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Some Tesla owners are unintentionally buying expensive software upgrades through the automaker’s app which range from $ 4,000 to almost $ 10,000 and they are facing trouble getting refunds. Pixabay

When McLaughlin contacted Tesla customer service, he was told the products were non-refundable, despite him allegedly not making the purchase in the first place.

Famous scholar and Tesla owner Nassim Nicholas Taleb reported a similar story on Twitter.

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Eventually, Tesla CEO Elon Musk intervened, saying he would make sure Taleb’s issue will get resolve soon. (IANS)