The control tablet in Tesla's new Model 3 does almost everything: it controls the A/C, tracks your speed, gives your directions, opens the power ports, and can even drive the car for you (using Tesla's autonomous driving systems). It is also capable of one feat which few sci-fi novels could have ever predicted: fart mode.
The tablet contains one "drawer" filled specifically with Tesla Easter Eggs—fun add-ons meant only for humor or novelty. While the Atari video games or crackling fire and enticing music of "romance mode" may grab some people's attention, the most exciting new technological breakthrough in the Model Three can be found by pressing the whoopee cushion icon.
Beats mode? No son this fart mode https://t.co/736UD0hyvj— arb (@arb) 1549852403.0
Using "Fart Mode," the tablet user can make it sound like any one of the car's passengers is tooting in one of seven distinct different ways, each given a name referencing an inside joke from Tesla culture.
What a nightmare for a first date! #nursing https://t.co/RuLB7mtjK0— Liz Beattie (@Liz Beattie) 1549649785.0
On Twitter, several Tesla drivers were also experimenting with the ability to toot every time a turn signal was activated:
The Tesla update we've all been waiting for: Fart Mode https://t.co/FC5cEdkvo3— Drift0r 🌴 Cayman Islands (@Drift0r 🌴 Cayman Islands) 1547156796.0
Twitter users knew the future when they saw it:
@Drift0r This is the most groundbreaking technology I’ve ever seen. Bravo @elonmusk— TmarTn (@TmarTn) 1547167670.0
@Drift0r https://t.co/Ta4e8QwdZM— Chris (@Chris) 1547217637.0
The possibilities implied by fart mode are staggering to say the least.
@Drift0r @EricVailNaylor2 😂 https://t.co/yGDH2uo5j8— Riesie (@Riesie) 1547284238.0
@Drift0r This needs to be an audio que when a passenger sits on a seat when entreating a vehicle. Just triggered by… https://t.co/ED0GV9Y2Yg— Parallax (@Parallax) 1547156988.0
@Drift0r My 10 year old has been dreaming of this option, his older sisters not so much.— Mark Anderson (@Mark Anderson) 1547248711.0
Fart mode is going to sell more cars than some engine ever did.
Tesla's fart mode is a real gem https://t.co/EkO2LrlHa2 https://t.co/yEtGWmNEmv— Francene Mullings (@Francene Mullings) 1549830213.0
@BrucePerens Powered by methane? Aka farts? That explains the emissions test mode in the new Tesla software...— Ria Jairam - N2RJ (@Ria Jairam - N2RJ) 1549388169.0
Tesla has a fart mode. Of course it does. #spacepollution— Tom B. Taker ☢️ (@Tom B. Taker ☢️) 1549654996.0
With fart mode a part of life, things are only getting better!
@Drift0r I may have to buy a Tesla just to download this update and operate it as an Uber and record my riders’ rea… https://t.co/aaEdkzEVCE— Elihu Leemor (@Elihu Leemor) 1547215983.0
@Drift0r Disappointing. I thought “fart mode” was some kind of advanced ventilation system for when you dutch oven yourself in the car.— w.f. carolyn (@w.f. carolyn) 1547261033.0
Well done, Elon Musk.
Congratulations on the technological breakthrough of the century!
@Drift0r How’s that underground tunnel and mission to Mars coming along ? @elonmusk : the Tesla farts 😂💀😂💀— Seth Harvey (@Seth Harvey) 1547431449.0