Tesla Motors Club, the largest online community of Tesla Model S owners, recently posted yesterday (Aug. 23, 2013) on their forum that one of their members discovered a hidden Easter Egg on the menu screen. By touching and holding a certain spot on the About screen, a photo of the development team posing next to a Tesla Model S is displayed.
An Easter egg is an intentional inside joke, hidden message, or feature in a work such as a computer program, movie, book, or crossword. Many teenagers and adults remember Easter Eggs those little secrets they found while playing their favorite video games And this practice has now made its way to the automotive world were largely the Tesla Model S is in practice, a home to potentially numerous Easter Eggs (as programming code is essential to the life of the vehicle).
And apparently this isn't the only Easter egg in the Tesla Model S. There is a whole thread of topics devoted the discovery of such quirks of programming including, “how to roll all the windows down” by one push of a button or the ability to “take a screen shot” of your navigation screen to be downloaded later.
Props to Tesla for allowing these little reminders left in the car. Easter egg’s are a great way for companies to, for a moment to say thanks for the purchase. After-all, Easter Eggs are meant to be discovered.