Silent but deadly: Tesla unveils new 'fart app'
$35,000 Model 3? No. Farts. Merry Christmas.
Over the weekend, a random tweet from Tesla CEO Elon Musk made it sound like the electric-car company was working on a "fart app." Because 2018 never ceases to amaze, that's precisely what Tesla was up to.
As part of its latest software update, Tesla added a few more Easter eggs to. Now, there's a "fart mode" that lets the automaker toot its own horn in a whole new way. Tesla owners can configure "fart mode" in one of two ways -- "Fart on demand" allows the driver to send flatulence through the speakers with a press of a scroll wheel, while "Fart on turn signal" is pretty self explanatory.
Here's a video of it in action, because you know you're curious:
Because variety is the spice of life, owners can choose from one of six different, um, "noises," along with a randomizer that picks a different one each time. The names for these, uh, "sounds" are all related to Musk's ventures in some way -- examples include Falcon Heavy, Short Shorts Ripper and the maybe-too-on-the-nose Ludicrous Fart. It feels strange that I am being paid legal tender to write these words.
It's ironic that Tesla would release a "fart app" for its cars in the company's least crappy year in some time. In the third quarter, Tesla Model 3 demand. Then again, perhaps this was the best time to let 'er loose; if this came out while the company was still struggling financially, the (rightfully deserved) criticism would have never stopped. This way, we can focus on what matters most -- bad puns., building on the strength of