Official Tesla Support For Third-Party API-Based Services Is Coming, What Could This Mean?
Tesla may be about to add support for an app store to its in-car entertainment system after it was noticed that a new option for third-party API-based services and apps has appeared in the car’s profile settings.
The new option, first reported by NotATeslaApp, might suggest that the company is considering giving people an app store from which they could download apps and possibly games.
A new addition has surfaced in your Tesla account settings. Under Profile Settings on the web, there is a new option that will let you manage third-party applications. It appears this feature is in its emergent stage, with no way to add apps yet. However, this development signifies that Tesla could be close to releasing official support for third-party apps, giving you an official and more privacy concise way to let other services access your vehicle.
Giving people the option to install new apps could potentially open the door to a new world of in-car entertainment and whatnot, especially in a world where Tesla refuses to add support for features like Apple CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto.
In the future it’s possible that Tesla will allow apps to run that can have limited access to in-car systems, possibly allowing for improved and more advanced charging and charger-finding solutions.
There’s no telling when we will start to see the results of this new change, but the fact an option for installing third-party apps even exists is good news indeed.