GlassTesla, the Google Glass App That Controls Your Model S
GlassTesla is the perfect app for the Tesla Model S owners, as it will allow them to monitor and interact with their cool electric car.
As times goes by, I am more surprised by the projects developed around Google Glass, especially that most of them are created by individuals and not companies. The app we are talking about today is called GlassTesla and is meant to be the perfect companion for the Tesla Model S owners.
The new app will allow the users to interact with their electric car. How? For example it will allow you to locate your car in case you forgot where you’ve parked it (here goes the sequel of “Dude where’s my car”), as you will be able to see it on Google Maps and get to it in no time. If you are close to the car and you still can’t see it (let’s say in a supermarket’s parking lot) you can activate the horn or turn on its headlights.
The same GoogleTesla app is capable of locking or unlocking the doors, or notify you in case you have left one of the doors opened. It is also able to display the in-car or outdoor temperatures, determined by the Model S’ sensors. Because it’s a bit hard to keep track of the recharging process, especially because it takes way more than it would if you filled up your tank with gas, GlassTesla also allows you to monitor the evolution of the Model S recharging. Note to mention that you can remotely start or stop the recharging.
Even though it doesn’t seem special for a car that was build like it was designed to be remotely controlled, the surprise is that the guys at Tesla never published any materials to help the Google Glass developers create such apps.
Because it would be a shame to talk about the Tesla Model S and not to mention anything about its performance, learn that flagship model, dubbed Model S Performance sports a 85 kWh battery that powers a rear-mounted electric motor that is capable of developing 416 HP and an impressive torque of 443 lb-ft from 0 to 5,100 rpms, pushing the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds.
The starting price of the Tesla Model S Performance is $87,400 having an autonomy of 300 miles. The base model has a starting price of $62,400, but it only comes with a 60 kWh battery that offers an estimated range 230 miles at 55 mph.
The full-size sports sedan entered production in 2012 having a wheelbase of 116.5 inches, a length of 195.9 inches, a width of 77.3 inches, and a height of 56.5 inches, while weighing 4,647.3 lbs.