Pokémon GO News: Fan Hacks Tesla Touchscreen to Play Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO News: Fan Hacks Tesla Touchscreen to Play Pokémon GO

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Talk about the perfect idea for chasing Pokémon all over your city. A man named Jeff, who loves Pokémon GO and his Tesla, decided to hack his touch screen in order to play right from his car. The car has GPS, a camera, and a 14-inch monitor, so he thought it would be a great idea.

With some luck, Jeff was able to get this going with a little bit of ingenuity and hard work, Jeff was able to get it to work using his laptop and and ethernet cable (pictures via pinkjava.com):


“It’s not perfect,” Jeff said. “The Tesla’s display cuts off some of the game; I haven’t been able to fix that.”


He also was able to show just how he was catching Pokémon with an example of him catching a Rattata

“It makes for quite a challenge,” Jeff said. “I almost backed over a Rattata!”


“This is a trial and error process,” he said. “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.”

Jeff thinks Elon Musk would be impressed with his creative tinkering of the Tesla’s firmware.

“Maybe they could push this feature out with the next update,” he said.




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