VisibleTesla created by Joe Pasqua is an free open-source app that is gaining popularity among Tesla Model S owners.
In short, it enables one to monitor the status of the car, and control many functions (in real-time or schedule automated commands) and even gather data to create reports.
Everything is easy through a PC or via the web browser in the car.
"In a recent interview with the MIT Technology Review, Pasqua discussed the various functions that his new app “VisibleTesla” can carry out. This app can do wonders because it can help the owners not only in tracking the status of their vehicle’s systems but also to schedule automated commands as per their requirement. Visible Tesla would allow owners to unlock the doors, control the heater and air conditioners, control the charging function of the car, open the rooftop and also gather GPS information.
This free source app is a software that runs on the PC; however by configuring it for Web access the Tesla Model S owners can access this app from the web browser which is available in the car. VisibleTesla functioning is similar to official Tesla iPhone and Android apps."
To check how interesting and powerful the VisibleTesla software is, just look at some of the tabs below:
VisibleTesla show speed on the Location Tab
Joe Pasqua: A week away shows no driving and that I didn’t plug in before I left. Just a steady drop in Range/SOC.
VisibleTesla HVAC Tab
VisibleTesla Overview Door Open Tab
VisibleTesla Charge Tab
VisibleTesla Trips Tab
VisibleTesla Notify Tab
"A screen capture of Google Earth replaying a trip that was captured and exported by VisibleTesla"