Tesla’s navigation system cannot process Taiwan dishes: Jimmy Lin

Taiwanese singer-actor Jimmy Lin (林志穎), who has an experimental spirit, tried to test on the built-in navigation system to see if Tesla's system has a bug. (Courtesy of Jimmy Lin/Instagram)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Taiwanese singer-actor Jimmy Lin (林志穎), tested Tesla’s navigation system on Sunday to see if it has any flaws.

Lin was responding to online rumors that the high-end system could crash when it hears the name of a local restaurant that sells Taiwanese dishes such as the fried-Spanish mackerel thick soup.

In a video posted to Instagram on Sunday, the 46-year-old actor drove his Tesla around town with his son KIMI.

He repeatedly asked for the navigation system to find a fast-food restaurant but found out that there was no problem with navigation.

When Lin said “Take me to Kaiyuan Road to get fried-Spanish mackerel thick soup,” however, the navigation screen immediately blacked out and rebooted itself.

The two burst into laughter after witnessing the system crashing.

Lin explained “It crashed” while his son said it’s unbelievable.

In response to the video, some said it’s amazing, while one said: “I learned another fun fact today.”