Android App

The first betas for the Android App are now being released.

Requirements (for this beta) are:

  • Screen with WVGA (800 x 480) or higher resolution (future release will support lower res screens)

  • Android OS 2.3.3 or higher (future release supports Android 2.2+)

The App only requires Internet Access permission only.

Press: Tesla Roadster Fans Design Their Own iPhone Monitoring App

Given the importance of Tesla's Roadster for changing the way the general public thinks about electric cars, it's a little strange that owners have been left in the dark as far as a dedicated smartphone app is concerned.


Demo Car

For those (most) of you without car hardware yet, we see you are using the DEMO car to try out the Apps. Thanks for your assistance with this, and please let us know if you have any problems, or can suggest any improvements.

In the meantime, we've put a little 'spice' into the demo car.

Antenna arrangement

We found that the short stubby antennas found on most USB modems were just not good enough (particularly when placed in the passenger footwell of the car). Mounting the box behind the passenger/driver seat is a possibility, but requires laying cable and makes the whole unit vulnerable to theft.

The solution we found is a short flat adhesive antenna specifically designed for in-vehicle applications. The cable runs through the fuse box area of the car, and down to the passenger foot-well. It is not too difficult to lay this (once you know how).