VisibleTesla Open Source App Allows Model S Owners To Check On & Control Their Electric Car

JUN 1 2015 BY MARK KANE 10

VisibleTesla

VisibleTesla

Overview Tab that displays the type of car you have

Overview Tab that displays the type of car you have

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

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.

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 HVAC Tab

VisibleTesla Overview Door Open Tab

VisibleTesla Overview Door Open Tab

VisibleTesla Charge Tab

VisibleTesla Charge Tab

VisibleTesla Trips Tab

VisibleTesla Trips Tab

VisibleTesla Notify Tab

VisibleTesla Notify Tab

“A screen capture of Google Earth replaying a trip that was captured and exported by VisibleTesla”

Source: Techworm.net

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10 Comments on "VisibleTesla Open Source App Allows Model S Owners To Check On & Control Their Electric Car"

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scottf200

I thought there were some issues if it polls too much/fast. i.e. Tesla does something to your access. Would be pretty great if Tesla embraced/allowed this. Tesla could afford to make sure they have servers and infrastructure to support this!

CDAVIS

This is the kind of “Tesla Cool” that Tesla owners can enjoy t-o-d-a-y (not in some distant year)…it’s a kind of cool that traditional automakers are going to have a hard time wrapping their minds around…

and then there is also that not so little Tesla Owner’s perk of the Tesla Supercharger network available t-o-d-a-y…drive direct from Miami to LA then to NY…can do…

If Tesla is somehow able to pull off a lower priced Tesla Model 3 then…

…battle of Tesla Car vs Apple Car…

Whoever would have predicted 10 years ago this is the direction the car (the ultimate mobile device) was heading?

Brian Swanson

I would also throw Google in the mix here.

If Google can build an EV that drives me to and from work and no-one else has it the entire vehicle market will be up-ended.

CDAVIS

@Brian, Agreed if Google makes the car fun/cool to drive when not in autopilot mode; don’t want to be driving around in a dorky (think Google Glass) Google Car.

Doug (dhanson865)

With visibleTesla you can set climate control between 62F and 90F. With Leaf Carwings you are stuck at 77F with on and off as the only choices.

Heisenberght

I hope that there will be some hacker soon who shows what else is possible with a “always connected” car.

Please people wake up!

Before more moving mass can be aquired by hacking!

Does no one wonder what would happen if the wrong people gain control over – in future millions – of cars???

Up to now, I can not image a hacking-proof system for a connected car without – PHYSICALLY – divided computers.

Up to now, interest in hacking a Tesla seems to be quite low, but that will change with increasing target number…

Please Tesla engineers: Stop that connected car trend!!!!

(But keep on producing BEV and batteries – and maybe supercapacitors 😉 – and even autonomous driving – but without that “always connected=always attackable and no one cares” attitude!)

scottf200

I think it just uses the same interface as the phone so as long as that is safe…

kompot2211

Partially agree, always conected icar is good, 3th party apps bad. It should be a closed system and no one else than Tesla should have access to it. How did this guy managed to control the car? Open source?

scottf200

I think it just uses the same interface as the phone so as long as that is safe…

vdiv

From the VisibleTesla Getting Started page:
http://visibletesla.com/Doc_v2/pages/GettingStarted.html

SPECIAL NOTE: Please Read

Towards the end of 2014 Tesla changed the way their service worked. They updated their offical mobile phone apps and they introduced a new set of servers that speak to the apps in a new way. Over time Tesla is migrating all owners to these new servers. Unfortunately the new servers are incompatible with the original version of VisibleTesla. Moreover, these servers impose strict limitations on usage. Exceeding these limits may result in diminished operability of the VisibleTesla and of the offical Tesla mobile applications.

Apparently it no longer works with new accounts.