Hi everyone - I was fiddling with the Tesla web browser the other day, and I wanted to share some details since I didn’t see much posted about it online. These details are based on the 2020.48.26 Tesla software update on the Model Y, so if you are looking at this in a different software version or car model, the results may be different.
The summary is that the built-in browser is great for browsing. Animations and videos are quite snappy:
Its benchmark results could be better, but for browsing (from inside a car) the handful of sites I looked at worked just like I would have expected. It was definitely better than using the smaller screen on my phone.
The built-in browser is based on Chromium (Chromium 79.0.3945.130 on Linux), a change made a few years ago. This is the full user-agent:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; GNU/Linux) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chromium/79.0.3945.130 Chrome/79.0.3945.130 Safari/537.36 Tesla/2020.48.26-e3178ea250ba
On the Model Y, the screen resolution is 1920x1200.
Because the browser is based on a recent-ish build of Chromium, the HTML5Test results are quite good:
You can browse the results here. Compared to my Macbook Air (Chrome Dev 87.0.4280.88), the results for the Tesla browser are higher. It scores a 10/10 for Web Components, for example, while my Air scores only a 6/10. There are a few more device specific items the Tesla browser scores higher on.
MotionMark and Speedometer
The media/graphics-heavy MotionMark score for the Tesla browser was a 19.09:
That is compared to 69.39 on my Macbook Air. On Speedometer, the Tesla browser came in at a 11.7 while my Macbook Air was a 55.5. This is where I should mention that I am not a benchmarking pro
Let me know if you all have any questions and I can try to address them here.