For those of you out there that have both a Tesla and a pair of Google Glass, here’s an exciting app. A developer has released an app dubbed GLASSTESLA that lets you control your Tesla via Google Glass. The app allows you to do things like manage the charging process, lock and unlock the car, honk the horn, flash the lights, and much more.
If you’ve parked your Tesla Model S somewhere and can’t find it, GLASSTESLA allows you to locate it on a map, but if that doesn’t help you can honk the horn and flash lights from the app, as well. You can also see what doors are open, as well as both the interior and exterior temperatures of the car. The biggest features, I think, surround the charging process…
From within the app, you have the ability to see how charged your car is, the range it has left, and stop and start the charging process. You can also open the charge port with the app.
The developer notes that because of limitations set by Tesla, you can’t do things like honk the horn and flash the lights while the car is moving. He is also able to pull the car’s speed and direction, but because Glass doesn’t support live-updating cards yet, the feature is useless.
This is a really cool concept when you think about it. Controlling your everyday appliances with gadgets is becoming a cool trend, and while both of these products are very hard to come by, this paints an exciting picture for the future.
You can download the app on the developer’s website.