Aussie Teslas Have A Web Browser Now

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Tesla has announced that this week it has begun rolling out a web browser for its vehicles in Australia.

This will be part of the version 9.0 update that launched overseas in October 2018.

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The web browser in question is Chromium, an open-source product developed by Google. While it has fewer features than regular Chrome, it has everything you would need for in-car browsing.

This new functionality will let you browse the web, but you won't be able to stream the likes of Netflix or YouTube just yet.

Like many other Tesla apps, the browser will only be available while the car is in park, making it a decent option to pass the time if you're charging away from home.

The Tesla Web Browser joins a slew of other apps that work to achieve Elon Musk's dream of making his cars "the most fun possible". Other inclusions include a dedicated Fart Mode, Dog Mode and yes, even Romance Mode.

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