Musk hopes his Tesla cars will be able to project your phone's apps onto the center display console.

During a special event for Tesla owners in Hong Kong this week, CEO Elon Musk opened up on the subject allowing smartphone apps from an iPhone or Android device to be mirrored on its giant 17-inch center console display, rather than building its own native app development kit for developers, which the company had hinted at several years ago.

"As we have sort of thought about it more, the logic thing to do from an app standpoint is to maybe allow apps on your iPhone or Android to project onto the center display, as opposed to trying to create a new app ecosystem. So that is probably going to be our focus in the future to enable you to project apps from your phone to the center screen," said Musk.

It's not very clear what might have prompted the change, but it is a piece of news we welcome gladly.

Jan. 29, 2016 Driving photo: Profimedia

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