Fabiano Caruana vs Tesla Model 3

by ChessBase
8/2/2019 – A little Friday Fluff courtesy Tesla and Fabiano Caruana, who recently test drove the chess engine built into the Tesla Model 3 (and presumably the car too!). The former World Championship Challenger gave the car a little lesson in going from 0 to +60 in 21 moves...

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Caruana vs Car

Yesterday Fabiano Caruana posted a video on his YouTube channel of a brief blitz game played inside a Tesla Model 3 sedan. The car company founded by Elon Musk rolled out a new version of its "Arcade" app for the car's infotainment system in June, which includes a rudimentary chess engine.

Note to Caruana's Twitter handler: Doubt Fabi would refer to this as a "match" :)

The touch screen display looks spacious, but for viewing the game itself, it's not ideal. So we took the liberty of adding the game via videos.chessbase.com for your viewing pleasure. You can even download the PGN for posterity!

Carana vs Tesla Model 3

In the future perhaps we'll be playing blitz while going for a spin in an auto-piloted Tesla, but for now best to keep your eyes on the road and save your blitzing for a supercharger break!


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