Unsubstantiated rumors have been making their way around the internet suggesting that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) would be wise to acquire Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA). While it may make sense, Elon Musk has stated publicly that he has no intention of stepping down from the company any time soon, and one would think that the only way Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) would ever make a move for Tesla would be if they acquired it independent of Musk.
Now, outside of these rumors the two have come together again, but this time it has come from something more tangible, an app that allows Google Glass owners to “control” Tesla’s Model S. Due to the exclusivity of Glass at present and the price of the Model S, its hard to imagine that many people have had the opportunity to test this unofficial app.
Unofficial Glass App Gives Tesla Owners Control
The app’s developer, Sahas Katta, is saying on his website that the app can use Glass to check the Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s battery charge status, stop and start the charging process, detect if any of the vehicle’s doors or windows are open, and control the car’s heater and air conditioner.
Additionally, the app’s maker says that his app allows Tesla owners to both find the car on a map as well as activate the horn and lights in order find the car in a crowded parking lot.
Because it is an unofficial app, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) was not involved in the process at all. According to Katta when answering comments on his Google + account, “I just used what’s out there. Nothing on the Tesla end was officially documented. Just trial and error! Hint: I took a deep look at their official Android app!”
Manage Your Life With The Wink of an Eye
Again, outside of Google’s co-founder Sergei Brin, there are few people who own both. It is, however potentially, a bit of foreshadowing for the future of Glass. Expect a number of apps, both official and unofficial, like this for coffee machines, garage door openers, refrigerators, etc. in the future.
This app also comes the same week that Google has added a browser-like function to Glass. “We’ve been exploring ways to let you quickly dive deeper and get exactly the information you need, right when you need it,” the Glass team said in a Google+ post. “To test it out, search for something and then tap on the ‘View website’ screen to bring up the Web page.”