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Elon Musk has revealed at a Munich reception (shown after the break) that he hopes to open the EV's infotainment system to third-party apps by the end of 2014. As part of the software transition, the sedan will also get Google Chrome -- a big improvement over the current browser, particularly for web apps. Musk didn't say how local apps would work, although he noted that Tesla is "considering" an Android emulator that would take advantage of the car's Linux platform. We wouldn't count on loading Flipboard while stuck in a traffic jam, but it's clear that the Model S' center stack will eventually become more of a general-purpose computer.
The new IRIS *is* android, and as such, wouldn't require any emulator. Things could run natively, which means zero rework required to get apps to run. As such, the new IRIS could beat Tesla to opening up the system to 3rd party developers. (Waze for the love all that is good, please).

The question is, what do we do to encourage/convince McLaren to open up the system to 3rd parties? (Relevant part of video at 37:00 mark)

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