Tesla has made its API documentation accessible for third-party apps. The corporate’s automobiles’ had beforehand been restricted to apps that had developed in-house.
Some third-party apps are at the moment working in Tesla automobiles, nonetheless they depend on an unofficial API and have restricted performance. The vast majority of them are cell or browser-based apps. Should have automotive apps corresponding to Apple’s CarPlay or Google’s Android Auto we not supported.
The brand new API documentation is geared towards enterprise entities with Tesla fleets, permitting companies to handle their autos extra effectively. Smartwatch integration apps are additionally talked about within the documentation.
The documentation covers the command which you can ship to your automotive utilizing the Tesla app, in addition to the power to ping information out of your automotive to the app. It additionally claims that starting subsequent 12 months, all third-party apps shall be required to make use of the brand new API:
Based on sources, the carmaker remains to be considering whether or not to launch a software program improvement package (SDK) to create a sturdy third-party app ecosystem operating with its autos, however no official affirmation has been made.