An Updated Tesla App Might Have Outed Plans To Bring Live-Streamed Camera Footage To Phones
Tesla has updated its iPhone app to add some new features and tweak some old ones, but code found thanks to the update might also have outed plans to bring live feeds from at least some of a car’s cameras right into the app.
The app update, version 4.1, brings with it a number of improvements including new, larger iOS widgets for access to quick controls. Solar and Powerwall support has also been improved.
Improvements to larger iOS widget to include quick controls
Solar and Powerwall supports Tesla-maintained utility rate plans. Utility rate plans now support seasons, multiple peak periods, and buy & sell energy prices
Powerwall’s Time-Based Control mode supports the updated rate plans to more accurately use energy from Powerwall when power is expensive and charge from other sources when power is at its cheapest
However, where things get really interesting is a new API that appears to be getting ready to give users a live view of four of the eight cameras that normally provide Sentry Mode.
One camera from each side of the vehicle would be active, according to assets found in the new update.
Being able to get a live feed from the cameras on a Tesla car is something many non-owners might already expect to be possible. It isn’t, and this update at least suggests that Tesla is working to change that at some point.