Dashboard Clock Now Available

Dashboard Clock Now Available

TeslaTime provides a large clock display for your dashboard. Styled to look like a first-party component of the display.

To use:

1. Using the car browser visit
2. Click on your timezone at the bottom.
3. Click Add to Favorites Button


ps: Feedback most welcome.

s_curve | November 16, 2012

Sweeeet! Thanks. :-)

Christopher3 | November 16, 2012

I'm looking forward to seeing all the new apps that are created. Is there a place that I can look to keep up on new and recommended apps. BTW, I like this.

Volker.Berlin | November 16, 2012

L-o-v-e-l-y! Beautiful, elegant and effective. I mean both, the clock itself and your way of making it available to all Model S owners. You deserve The Award for the First Model S Third Party App! :-)

Volker.Berlin | November 16, 2012
drripps | November 16, 2012

Beautiful. Thanks for your efforts!

dahtye | November 16, 2012

Looks nice, but why is the Tesla logo inverted?

Volker.Berlin | November 16, 2012

dahtye, instead of an answer, try this: Select your time zone from the bottom of the page.

joepruitt | November 16, 2012

Very nice!

Volker.Berlin | November 16, 2012

One more remark: may actually be the more versatile URL. You can then easily add more "widgets" based on the same domain.

dahtye | November 16, 2012

Admittedly, I didn't try this in my car. I tried it using Internet Explorer. The PST button (my timezone) doesn't seem to do anything. I'll have to try it in the car.

cosmomusic | November 16, 2012

Genius..ELEGANT...befitting the stature of MODEL S.

Michael S | November 16, 2012

Very cool.......

Scorch | November 16, 2012

Really sharp looking, cool idea for getting around waiting for Telsa to release the API. Just make web pages. Does the Tesla browser support Flash or do we need to make apps in HTML5?

dahtye | November 16, 2012

I just tried it in the car - wow, very nice!

dborn | November 16, 2012

Very nice. Can you make it international? Like for Australia?

TheAustin | November 16, 2012

I love it :) The only thing I would note is that the minute hand gets to the center of each minute at around 5-10 seconds past the VII at the top, rather than exactly at the VII.

Ing_Qc | November 16, 2012

Really nice job

Rumbles | November 16, 2012

All - Thank you for the feedback. It was a fun side project. It has made me wonder what other types of information would be well suited to presentation in this area. Ideas welcome. Note: the most obvious set of data, location is unavailable to the browser.

Volker.Berlin - Unfortunately the browser thinks we are all on PST...

RobertMontreal | November 16, 2012

Very nicely done. A cool way of developing an "app".

Does the site store the timezone in a cookie?

Rumbles | November 16, 2012

RobertMonreal - Yes. You only need to set it once.

Beaker | November 16, 2012

Beautiful work, it would make a very nice watch face too.

Is the hour hand moving for anyone? It does not move on firefox or chrome on my desk top.

Brian H | November 16, 2012

You're right! Seems stuck at the position it had when I first opened it.
Note the Day/Night choice; colored Tesla second hand for Day, black for night.

mrspaghetti | November 16, 2012


Location data should be available once they release the API

Amos' Tesla | November 16, 2012


vicgundotra | November 16, 2012

Thank you!

Brian H | November 16, 2012

Can the hour hand be made to advance? Much more useful that way.

DouglasR | November 16, 2012

Unless you're running late.

Rumbles | November 17, 2012

All, sorry about the hour hand. Definitely a bug. Will be fixed. Separately, the Night mode is now darker to better calm the dash at night. Cheers.

bsimoes | November 17, 2012

Okay, I've tried to copy and paste the first set of directions into my browser, being I don't have the car yet. Nothing. I know other people here don't have their car either. How are they able to access it? Do apps not work on PC's? This is the tech stuff that drives me crazy and the part of owning a Model S that has me really worried. Unlike most of you, I hate futzing with it, and I don't "speak the language" of computers.

bbryant | November 17, 2012

For those of us "in waiting" (P4168) can the clock be viewed on my desktop?

bsimoes | November 17, 2012
I guess that was my question, too. Thanks for simplifying it. Barb

Brian H | November 17, 2012

Works fine on my PC. Do you have googleapis scripts permitted?

Brian H | November 17, 2012

Windows XP Pro, FF 16.

Rumbles | November 17, 2012

Try clicking this link: Dashboard Clock

Rumbles | November 17, 2012

Ugh. Never mind - the link doesn't appear to work in this forum.

Try copying this into your address bar:


bsimoes | November 17, 2012

I have Windows 7 Home Premium (???) I don't know what FF16 means. I'm assuming that others are able to view the clock on a PC. This may be an incorrect assumption. Here is an example of my tech savvy: I bought a Zune when everyone else got an IPod, and yes, I was talked into getting eight-tracks when everyone else knew to get tapes. I've never purchased a thumb-drive, except when I got my Husqvarna embroidery sewing machine, and it came with a "dongle"--could they not have thought of a better name for it? I have a cell phone (I think it has Smartphone technology, but service is through Tracphone. This is never one I see listed as syncing with the car--so I am mystified with those discussions.) I have only used it three times in three years--emergency only! I do not have a tablet or IPhone. When I got a Touch, I found it was much harder to operate or download to than the Zune. I do have a laptop along with this all in one PC--no tower! When I got the touchscreen wireless PC, I pressed the power button expecting it to start. The BestBuy guys thought it was pretty funny that I didn't know that it still needed a power cord. That's not wireless! So that's my story, and I'm sticking to it! Any and all help (in layman's terms) is most appreciated...and needed! Thanks, Barb
Ahh--before I could post, other suggested have been given; I will try those. I love this site!

bsimoes | November 17, 2012

The link worked--Yay!

Timo | November 17, 2012

FF = Firefox. 16 is version number.

If you want good web experience in windows use either FF or Chrome and get familiar with add-ons (there are literally thousands of those).

Volker.Berlin | November 17, 2012

Note: the most obvious set of data, location is unavailable to the browser. Volker.Berlin - Unfortunately the browser thinks we are all on PST... (Rumbles)

I see. I'd file it under "just not finished yet". IMO there's hope that the browser will improve pretty soon.

Anthony H | November 17, 2012

Arizona is it's own time zone -- we never observe daylight savings time. So on your list of idea enhancements, consider adding AZ as a time zone option. Otherwise, the clock will be wrong for half the year -- in Arizona.

Anthony H | November 17, 2012

Uh, my wife just pointed out I could just select the other timezone whenever I need to. I guess touching that twice a year isn't that inconvenient.

BYT | November 17, 2012

@Anthony H, but you shouldn't have to! :D

cerjor | November 17, 2012

I'm using a kindle fire (ugh) and when I go to the beautiful clock shows the correct time but it's not running. Clicked on MST and the clock reset to 12:00 and started running from there. Couldn't get it back to correct time without reloading.

My5bAby | November 17, 2012

Thanks so much from all of us. Not only for this but for the work around. It opens up worlds for the rest of us.

Now regarding the clock how about another type, futuristic, translucent, and worthy of a spaceship, here is a rough example I found on the web.

If I find something else I will let you know.

Thanks again !



Rumbles | November 20, 2012

Dashboard Clock Update

- Full timezone support
- Night mode improved
- Better accuracy & longevity


Volker.Berlin | November 20, 2012

Very nice! Now, all I need to use it, is my car...

nickjhowe | November 20, 2012

+1 @Rumbles

MandL | November 20, 2012

Very nice. Thanks much!

mrspaghetti | November 20, 2012

I just had a thought about making GPS location data available for browser apps...

You could create a simple companion app for iPhone/Android that feeds your position to the web app in real time from your phone. That would open up a lot of possibilities...

Brian H | November 21, 2012

Dashclock works fine now in FF desktop under Windows XP. The hour hand seems to lag its proper position minutely, but barely perceptible.