Man Hacks Tesla Model S Touchscreen To Go Pokemon Hunting

Name two “it” things right now? Easy: Tesla and Pokemon Go. It was only a matter of time before someone thought of combining them, then.

Realizing that the Model S has all the right things to be transformed into a giant Pokemon Go hunter, such as a 17-inch touchscreen display, a camera, and a GPS, Jeff Chiarelli from Pink Java Media tried his luck in bringing together the two things he enjoys doing: driving his Model S and catching the little cartoons.

There is a trick, however, since the only camera the Tesla has is in its rear bumper and it’s activated by shifting into reverse, but that didn’t stop Chiarelli from playing the game: “It makes for quite a challenge. I almost backed over a Rattata!

Without disclosing how he managed to get the app up and running on the infotainment screen of his car, except for the fact that it involved an Ethernet cable, the man admitted that “it’s not perfect“, as the “display cuts off some of the game; I haven’t been able to fix that.

Even though Chiarelli could earn a decent buck by answering requests to do similar work on other Teslas, he’s hesitant when it comes to interfering with other peoples’ vehicles: “This is a trial and error process. I once hacked my home so that my lights would blink every time I received an email. But that got old pretty quick and I haven’t been able to figure out how to make it stop.

The man thinks Elon Musk would be impressed with his achievement and already has another project in mind for his Tesla Model S, which involves Tinder and swiping with the turn signal. We have a hunch more people would be interested in Pokemon Go than Tinder, though…

Photo Credits: PinkJava

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