TESLA drivers can now utilize their car’s user interface with physical buttons thanks to a new accessory.

Motorists behind the wheel of the electric brand were previously limited to controlling their center display with touch or voice commands.


The Ctrl-Bar’s creator, Øyvind Husby, pictured above[/caption]


Close-up image of one of the largest two knobs on the Ctrl-Bar[/caption]


A full view of the Ctrl-Bar’s controls[/caption]

The new product, named the Ctrl-Bar, sticks to the bottom of Tesla’s Model 3 and Model Y vehicles.

The Ctrl-Bar has two knobs and four buttons,

These two knobs adjust interior temperature, and the other four buttons can be programmed to perform various functions.

The accessory’s growth has been facilitated through a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.

The product’s inventor, Øyvind Husby, said on Indiegogo: “In addition to controlling customized, essential functions, the Ctrl-Bar can bask your center console and front footwells with lighting from a series of powerful LEDs.”

A Tesla Model 3 or Model Y driver can adjust the LEDs’ brightness settings to identify an ideal shade.

Husby added that his product would offer speed trap warnings through a subscription.

Husby’s Tesla center display news is better than the manufacturer’s notices for the component in 2022.

Tesla recalled 129,960 cars on May third after discovering overheating that could cause the affected vehicles’ center display to malfunction.

A separate recall on March 18th applied to 947 vehicles and their displays that may experience a delay when a driver switches to a rear view perspective.

Both of these recalls were solved through over-the-air software updates.

The Ctrl-Bar will similarly receive periodic upgrades via over-the-air software updates.

Husby’s crowdfunding goal for his Tesla accessory was $27,203.

As of today, the young entrepreneur has raised $28,378 with 20 days remaining to receive funding.


A demonstration of the Ctrl-Bar’s ability to light up Model 3 and Model Y center consoles in LED lighting[/caption]

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