Last month we saw a rather glorious video demonstration of how the Apple Watch can remotely control the Tesla Model S with the right software, and now that app’s developer has gone a step further by adding voice commands like remotely starting the car to the demo using Siri. Check out the video below:
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In the video demo, developer Allen Wong shows off a few key examples including starting the Tesla Model S with a voice command, enabling climate control inside, and even opening the sunroof all hands-free using the watch. The software is currently in development and the overall performance seems a bit slower than other methods might be, but the prospect of not only controlling the Model S from the Apple Watch but also using voice commands on the watch seems really futuristic.
Apple’s Jeff Williams did call the car the “ultimate mobile device” when speaking at a conference last month and there is that whole Project Titan electric car project underway at Apple. Maybe one day we’ll see CarPlay get a little more serious in this space and see the Apple Watch play a key role there. One can dream. Until then, you’ll need a Tesla Model S and the upcoming Remote S app to make living in the future a 2015 experience.