Older Tesla Cars Get Faster Performance Thanks to Legendary Video Game Designer John Carmack
Carmack is of course legendary for his ability to use frugal computer hardware while extracting insane graphic fidelity from what he has.
Carmack volunteered to help Tesla as he drives a Model S
John Carmack is best known for games like Doom and Quake which were staples of the legendary video game company’s ID software of the ’80s and’ 90s. Most recently, he became the CTO of VR hardware maker Oculus owned. to Facebook, where he is still a CTO consultant. Now he’s helping Tesla breathe new life into some of their older vehicles. Elon Musk has actually tried to hire Carmack in the past and he ultimately managed to get the 51-year-old to help Tesla. Musk didn’t actually recruit Carmack for the job, but instead volunteered for the job. Carmack, who himself owns a Tesla Model S, said he is working with Tesla engineers to improve interface performance.
“I kind of volunteered to help them fix what I consider very poor UI performance on the older Model S (which I drive). Their engineers shared data with me, ”revealed the legendary video game designer.
The old Tesla Model S infotainment display had some UI issues, and the automaker also offered many customers an upgrade but it costs $ 2,500. Carmack stepped in to improve the code base, which could improve performance.
Carmack is of course legendary for his ability to use frugal computer hardware while extracting insane graphic fidelity from what he has. Games designed by Carmack in the 90s like Doom and Quake were known for their graphic fidelity. And then he did the same at Oculus with VR headsets operating under the constraints of limited computing power on the headsets.