Take two of the hottest tech products and get them to work together in a way gets the world talking.
That seems to be the idea behind a plan to let Tesla electric car owners be able to control their Model S their Apple Watch. The Model S is, of course, the luxury electric car costing $80,000 and up that has taken the auto world by storm with its long range and smooth, powerful performance. The Apple Watch, which is yet to go on sale, is likely to become the hottest new personal tech product of the year.
A Ukraine-based software developer, Eleks Labs, says it has created the app that will let Tesla owners tell at a glance how much juice is left in their car’s battery and how many miles of range they can expect from it. It would allow owners to lock or unlock doors or switch on the headlights. It can tell them the temperature inside the car. It can show them the car’s present location.
Eleks says it developed its app from a beta version of the Apple Watch, but notes the watch’s expected limitations, especially the requirement that it work in conjunction with an iPhone.
How did Eleks pull off creating the app in short order? “A couple of days, gallons of coffee and hours of restless peering into monitors,” it says on its website.