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If you can afford a Tesla electric car (in addition to the car you drive when you have to go more than three hundred miles), odds are pretty good that you can afford a Google Glass Explorer unit, too. If you happen to have both, in addition to the envy of every working class geek on the Internet, a developer has just enabled you to combine your favorite technological excesses. GLASSTESLA mixes the functions of the official Tesla app with the always-on, ever-ready nature of Glass to make you and your car into an ultra-efficient crime-fighting duo. You don't actually have to fight crime. But you totally could.

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GLASSTESLA is essentially a 21st century version of the wireless key fob, allowing you to see a charging meter, lock or unlock the doors, open the sunroof or trunk, honk the horn and flash the headlights, and adjust the internal climate control or see the external temperature. The most useful feature is a location finder, which will guide you to your car just like one of those parking assistance apps. Except it's on your face. It's a free download for Glass users, environmentally-friendly and exclusive supercar not included.

Source: GLASSTESLA via Sahas Katta (Google+)

Thanks, Thanks, Gaston Fernandez

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • http://www.ronakg.com/ Ronak Gandhi

    This is great. Now all I need is a Google Glass and a Tesla Model S.

    • Isabel Herron

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  • Mastermind26

    P'Shaw

    I'm not jealous or anything.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Step 1. Find person with Glass and Model S.

    Step 2. Yank their Glass.

    Step 3. Drive away in their Tesla by starting it with Glass (can you actually start it without a key or just unlock?).

    Step 4. ???

    Step 5. Go to jail.

    • http://www.ScienceProUSA.com SciencePro

      1. ) I have Google Glass.

      2.) My dad has a Tesla.

      3.) Trying this later today.

      4.) Profit??

      • http://www.ScienceProUSA.com SciencePro

        Update: just tried it now - fortunately I knew the TeslaMotors login. This is pretty sweet. Nothing different functionality wise than the Android app but somehow soo much cooler on my face.

        • http://sahaskatta.com/ Sahas Katta

          I'm the one who made the glasstesla app. I can assure you that it will match the color of your car very soon!

          • GazaIan

            can you start the car from Glass?

          • http://sahaskatta.com/ Sahas Katta

            There's nothing to start. It's an electric car. It's pretty much always on. :)

            Technically speaking, the Model S goes to "sleep" like your phone.

            Here's the everyday use senario:
            1) Walk up to car, the flush handles pop out as you approach the car when you have the wireless key in your pocket.
            2) You get in. Put the car into drive or reverse to start moving.

            No need to ever touch the key. No need to even press a "start engine" button. It's always ready to go!

        • Matthew Fry

          But can you use it to troll your dad? Try turning up the heat while he's driving :-P

          • http://www.ScienceProUSA.com SciencePro

            If I did that, he probably wouldn't let me drive it anymore :-(

          • http://sahaskatta.com/ Sahas Katta

            Haha, I definitely did just that. I can honk the horn from anywhere with Glass!

    • Jeff718

      No, you can't start the car with the app. You must have one of the two keys for the vehicle. Otherwise, the app is amazing. I use it mostly to turn on the ac on a hot day a few minutes before I get in the car. Sometimes I like to honk the horn when people are looking inside. Always gives me a chuckle.

    • WeaponZero

      Isn't there a remote stop feature in the app? your going to have to steal their phone too to make the ride longer then 2 minutes.

  • Spittie

    I don't think it would be so hard to do something like that for every cars using the OBD2 interface. At least, you could show your speed/gas left and other stuff that nobody really cares about.

    The main problem here is with the Mirror API, since there is no way to connect the Glass to your car with Bluetooth. And AFAIK you can't just send data from your phone to the Glass. So you'd have to read the data from your phone, upload that to Google's Server, and read that data back with the Mirror API.

    Yes, it sound so dumb.

    • PhoenixPath

      "since there is no way to connect the Glass to your car with Bluetooth. "

      Well...

      Maybe not yet. I'm sure the guys developing Torque for Android could figure something out. With a Kiwi BT OBD scanner I get OBD data on my Phone/Tablet...no reason it couldn't go to Glass as well, is there?

  • Royal2000H

    "in addition to the car you drive when you have to go more than a hundred miles"
    They can go upto about 300 miles on a single charge.

  • Sharat

    Step 1: Take a deep breath … Step 2: calm your senses and Step 3: think about better places on earth.. Gardens with flowers, Greenery on mountains, Beautiful water streams anything…. Step 4: Main idea is to feel not-jealous and don’t get anxiety …. Step 5: Let Google bake the app and in future when the app and time are ripe you can buy them….

    Repeat steps 1 – 5 one more time.