An interesting and informative article on getting access to your “Personal Drivable Tesla Server” and in-car LAN. One of many articles I’ve read this week that show just how far ahead of the industry veterans Tesla is in many ways. Over-the-air updates and other vehicle tech are just one part of the equation. I’ve been reading a lot about how far ahead of the competition Tesla is on hard components, manufacturing processes, and other elements required to build a techno-centric vehicle in 2018.
Now for the techie stuff about hacking a Tesla from this 2015 article:
Hacking a Tesla Model S: What we found and what we learned
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As a tech geek I’m interested in the tech in my Model S. I also am frustrated with the horribly outdated browser and the half-ass integration of my Premium Slacker Radio account with the in-dash Slacker interface. I love both products but Slacker has been doing half-baked secondary features for years now. Tesla got the media interface “good enough for most people”. In the end Tesla Slacker Radio suffers.
I’m not “most people” especially when it comes to my streaming audio. I want more. I’d like to see all my custom stations when I login to my Premium Slacker account in my Tesla. If Slacker didn’t halfway drop the Favorites feature, the icon now appears on the IOS app but does nothing I could use that. According to Slacker the “Favorites” feature to mark any station as a favorite is being dropped. Tesla disagrees as it is a primary feature when bringing up Slacker stations on their interface.
I can create a custom Slacker Station and get it on my Sonos, through Alexa, and on my mobile apps. I CANNOT get it in my Tesla. I can mark Slacker stations as favorite in my Tesla, and they can be set to be “front and center” on the media app, but I cannot get to them anywhere else. In short custom stations are completely off the radar when it comes to accessing them from the Model S.