Tesla drivers get connected to their smart homes
The pivotal element in the deal is an app that runs on Tesla’s browser. The piece of software makes the entire functional spectrum of the smart home available to the driver. After having showcased the app at the Internationale Funkasstellung (IAA) consumer electronics fair in Berlin past September, Digitalstrom now announced that the feature is available for customers. After a one-time authentication, the app establishes the connection between the vehicle and the home base. Users have the choice to either activate specific functions like switching on the light in a selected room or activate complete profiles that have been stored before. Also timing parameters can be activated. Users can select and combine multiple actions on the screen.
The data exchange between vehicle and home uses the “Text to Digitalstrom” API. The company’s technology is based on open interface definition, allowing users to arrange the user interface in a simple and easy way, the company said. Since Tesla is using opein interfaces, it was particularly easy to connect both worlds, explained Digitalstrom CEO Martin Vesper.