Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has become the new darling of the automotive world, not just the alternative-fuel automotive world. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is developing the same type of buzz with its Google Glass wearable computer eyewear that is generating a lot of attention even though it has not been released for commercial sale yet. There can certainly be something with two of the latest technologies – an electric car with a 200-mile battery life, along with a wearable computer – but if you can imagine the buzz that could be generated if Tesla and Google ever got together?
Well, OK, besides the concept of the driverless car. How about with someone driving a Model S while wearing Google Glass? Can there be an app for that experience? Indeed, there may be now.
Sahas Katta, who is best known for creating a restaurant website and mobile-app company called Pepperdeck, has stepped away from food service into autos by developing synergy between Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) and the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Glass project. More specifically, with an app for Glass that is being called GlassTesla, meant for Google Glass users who drive a Tesla vehicle.
The initial version of this app, it is reported, will let Glass users remotely control starting and stopping the charging of their cars, check the battery level, lock or unlock doors to the car and even adjust the vehicle’s temperature settings.
In future updates, Katta said, the app may have voice commands, real-time tracking of the vehicle and charge-completion notification. What do you think about the concept of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) working together on Glass?
Could you imagine a Google investor like fund manager Julian Robertson (see his full portfolio) trying out this opportunity? Would you consider matching up these two premium-priced entities? Could you think of other features that you’d like to see if your vehicle had a Google Glass app? Give us your feedback in the comments section below.