Android Wear app lets you control your Model S from your smartwatch

Tesla owners can now fulfill their Michael Knight fantasies thanks to an unofficial app for Tesla cars. The app is called Tesla Command and it allows you to control certain things about the car straight from your wrist. Tesla Command is available for Android Wear powered smartwatches, of which there are a few available in the market right now. Obviously the ultimately fantasy would be to have the watch talk back to you but unfortunately Tesla Command isn’t capable of that, unless you count honking the horn remotely as a response, because that it can do.

We’re not sure how many of our readers have a brand new Tesla Model S sitting comfortably in their garage (if you do, we hate you), but we’re sure just about everyone will own this modern marvel of engineering (or a similar model) at some point in the near future. For those already saving up, you can now look forward to your Tesla being compatible with the latest Android Wear smartwatches thanks to a brand new app. Tesla Command for Android Wear is the latest app from Harth Labs Inc., makers of popular apps like the “Naughty by Nature” ebook, and games like “Say What?” on Google Play. Shown off in a video by Android developer Matthew Patience, the app simply taps into the Tesla Model S to enable control of basic car functions via voice commands. While there are only 5 commands currently available — lock/unlock doors, honk horn, and open/close sunroof — the developer does promise more features will be added in the future. Now, we don’t know about you guys, but we’ve been dreaming about controlling our car by voice since since Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman flick hit theaters. Now if only the developer can find a way to activate the Model S’ shields, we’d be all set for some late night crime fighting.

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