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  1. CurrentRide

    IFTTT and Model S

    I think you are correct that this would require a variety of services and apps. Dashboard provides rudimentary notification and automation for charging. EVE for Tesla can integrate with IFTTT but I have never used it. Sad that evMote is gone. Tasker or Automagic could do the geofencing and...
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    IFTTT and Model S

    I have a heavily automated home with about 70 devices connected to my smartthings hub, and have yet to find a good use case to connect my MX to Ifttt or the hub. I use the excellent android app Dashboard for Tesla to notify and (when needed) automate charging.
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    RECOMMENDATION ON CHARGING

    Welcome to the forum and Tesla family. One size does not fit all, but I have been happy with the NEMA 15-40 outlet and the charging cable that comes with the vehicle. The Wall Connector is more attractive and can offer a higher amperage if you bought the 72A on board charger. It would also...
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    Android versus apple tesla app

    By far the best Tesla app on either platform is a 3rd party app for Android called Dashboard for Tesla. It is as fast as the official app, and offers many additional functions : Android Wear support, widgets, summon, smart charging behavior, smart climate controls, speed clocking and more. The...
  5. CurrentRide

    Web app to display text messages?

    Thanks, I will try it. I wasn't even aware of this trip planner, usually using evtripplanner instead. Does A Better Routeplanner take elevation change into it's calculations?
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    Web app to display text messages?

    A common complaint in these forums is the lack of text message Bluetooth integration between the car and our phones. It seems to me that a web app to display text messages may be a work-around. Is anyone aware of a product that may fit this bill, or alternatively, is there a developer that would...
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    Total Solar Eclipse - Aug 21, 2017

    Questions for the astrophiles on this forum : I obviously intend to buy eclipse glasses for the family, but am trying to decide whether to get a telescope and the necessary camera upgrades for photography. I have always "kinda" wanted a telescope, but sky visibility from my house is poor and it...
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    Total Solar Eclipse - Aug 21, 2017

    I rented a house in Highlands NC, planning to take my family. My current plan is to take my kids on a hike without telling them in advance what awaits. I will be prepared with 5 glasses and hope to time the arrival at an awesome overlook with event itself. Of course, we will drive the Tail of...
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    Quiet turn signals

    Yes, this is on the Interstate at around 75mph, but is the same commute that I have done for 12 years in a variety of previous vehicles. This is the only one in which I can not hear the signal. The other possibility is that there is something wrong with my car, but I am now guessing that it...
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    Quiet turn signals

    It is interesting that different people have such very different experiences with the volume, and it raises the question that different cars may have different signal volume settings. Obviously, it can be subjective, but I was listening very carefully this morning on my commute, and it is...
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    Quiet turn signals

    Perhaps the issue is with my stereo system overwhelming the turn signal at level 5 volume. I am listening to music instead of sports or news radio much more than in the past due to the convenience of Slacker. I will ask the SC if the turn signal volume is adjustable.
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    Quiet turn signals

    Maybe it is just me, but is the turn signal indicator sound awfully quiet? It may be that previous automobiles had the turn signal sound set as a priority over the stereo sound system. Or maybe I am listening to music at a higher volume than I did in the past. Or maybe my wife is right and I...
  13. CurrentRide

    Software Update 17.17.4

    I have tried several different extenders over the years and have always been disappointed by the performance. I recently upgraded to a mesh home network with Google WiFi using 3 units to cover my 3 story 6500sq ft house, and am very impressed with the speed, coverage, and usability. There are...
  14. CurrentRide

    Seat Covers?

    Yes, they work fine on the second row (6 seat MX), but do not fit on the 3rd row very well. They are not form fitting, but reasonably priced, comfortable, easy to use, and match the blue car paint -- at 1/10th of the cost of the EVANNEX seat covers.
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    Move Over Tesla. Here Comes Cadillac.

    I predict that the software will have significant difficulty identifying when we are paying attention to the road. Given a generally risk-adverse corporate culture at GM, there will probably be many false inattention alerts, making it functionally far from "hands free."
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    Move Over Tesla. Here Comes Cadillac.

    We will have to see if hands free Supercruise will work when we wear sunglasses.
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    Model X 2nd Row Center Console Available!

    There is an interesting opportunity here for a creative aftermarket design. I would advocate a removable console that provides comfortable armrests and cup holders, but that folds down for ease of access to the back row. It could remain open underneath with just limited storage (no need for...
  18. CurrentRide

    This is what happens when Summon encounters an offset object

    Can anyone confirm that AP1 would perform as well? If not, perhaps AP2 has exceeded AP1 capabilities in some ways, beyond the oft-quoted "parity."
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    Model X Interior Design

    I fell for this concept, too. But, unfortunately, the yellow tint does reduce the amount of light which reaches your eyes, decreasing visibility. Shedding Some Light on Night Driving Challenges and Solutions, Part 2
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    19" wheels for the MX?

    Tesla sells (and multiple TMC members have purchased) a 19 inch winter wheel-tire package for the MX. Has anyone yet put summer or all-season tires on these wheels for warm-weather driving? There are range, noise, and ride-comfort advantages to the 20" wheels compared to 22" rims. Perhaps...
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    Lawfirm seeking for class action participants

    Nonetheless, there is nothing on the website or purchase agreement that promises AP1 parity by December. This was wishful thinking. If any element of EAP was turned on in December, Tesla attorneys will argue that that they met their legal obligations, with the expectation that EAP will...
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    Lawfirm seeking for class action participants

    I don't think that the website or the purchase agreement promised "AP1 parity by Dec 2016", just that EAP features would be activated by OTA updates starting Dec 2016. This is an important distinction. When were the very first EAP features activated, even if well below AP1 functionality?
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    Model X Interior Design

    I have 4-6 people in my car on a regular basis, 2-3 of which are kids. Even with 5 total passengers, the six seater will feel more spacious as long as an adult isn't sitting in the back row.
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    Model X Interior Design

    I like the design of the MX interior in the front row - spacious and attractive simplicity. The seats are comfortable and adjustable. I don't need nor desire seats that will give me a massage. Not to say that the interior couldn't be better. The 6 seat configuration should have captains...
  25. CurrentRide

    Under the seat thingy fell off MX... not sure how to fix

    Warranty repair at your local SC?
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    Ride quality

    I had a 2015 MS loaner when my MX was getting service. I thought road noise was worse in the MS, but that wind noise at highway speeds was worse in the MX. Handling was similar, sporty and responsive (a little better in the MS, but the MX is better than any competitor in its class). Winter...
  27. CurrentRide

    QI Wireless Phone Charging

    Yes it is Karina's tray, and works very well for its purpose. It isn't a perfect fit, but pretty close. The gap isn't noticeable.
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    QI Wireless Phone Charging

    Hey, you deserve all of the credit for the original design, and the guts to make it happen!
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    QI Wireless Phone Charging

    I followed the instructions posted earlier in the thread. You have to remove the side panels of the console to remove the pivoting cover (by removing 2 screws at the hinge). Once the cover is out, it is easy to separate the two plates (held with 2 screws). It took a lot of time to shave down...
  30. CurrentRide

    New rear space design (end of hope for cargo cover?)

    The increased elbow room in the 3rd row would be a significant improvement. I am jealous!
  31. CurrentRide

    Hard Acceleration - Clunk Noise

    So, the SC suggested that I test this at different suspension levels. It does not occur at low or very low suspension, but does when set to "high." Since I had the suspension set to high based on geolocation, then to automatically lower at 50mph, I was fooled into thinking that it was only...
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    QI Wireless Phone Charging

    So... I did it! It was not easy for me, and I had a couple of hiccups along the way, but the final solution works well -- an identical design to that of the OP. I had hoped that the wireless charging would work through my phone case, but unfortunately it does not. It did work reliably in the...
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    Hard Acceleration - Clunk Noise

    I found this thread by searching "acceleration noise." I would describe the exact sound on my MX with about 6K miles on it, increasingly noticeable over the last 3 weeks. It is only apparent on hard acceleration from low speeds (or a stop), and does not seem to occur after the car has been...
  34. CurrentRide

    Ride quality

    My car came with the Michelin summer tires, and I later bought the Tesla ContiSilent through Tire Rack. They both have the acoustic foam liner, but according to Car and Driver it may not make a difference: Tested: Do Acoustically Insulated Tires Really Hush Road Noise?
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    QI Wireless Phone Charging

    I really appreciate the instructions, but ended up running past my comfort zone. I started the disassembly as you outlined, but after removing the back panel, and while starting to remove the side panels, I chickened out. It takes a good amount of force to take off the side panels, and I kept...
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    QI Wireless Phone Charging

    Would you be willing to post an instructable... or even start making them yourself for sale? Part of the attraction is how seamless the final product matches the original design. I had the same idea, and even bought a qi charger coil, but was afraid to take the lid apart. I think that Tesla...
  37. CurrentRide

    Vendor Dashboard for Tesla - the better app for your Tesla

    I agree that the subscription cost is too high. Competition from other apps such as AutoAlly and Induction will force you to drop the price, as they provide almost all of your functionality at a fraction of the cost. I understand the concern about the opportunity cost of ongoing development for...
  38. CurrentRide

    What accessories are you buying for your X

    I also like Carina's Tesla tray, handmade with love from Norway. Unfortunately, after Bjorn 's review , I think that she became overwhelmed with orders so has gone on hiatus. The tray looks good and works very well to keep your sunglasses from flying back during Insane launches! Maybe she...
  39. CurrentRide

    What accessories are you buying for your X

    Seat covers to protect those beautiful perforrated ultra white seats from the filthy little monsters who sit in the back . These match the blue exterior well: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I2WCT3O/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Ride quality

    There may be many options, but GetYourWheels.com seems to have the best selection of reasonably priced Tesla friendly options. TSW has several attractive choices, like this Bathurst silver: GetYourWheels.com: TSW Wheels TSW Bathurst Silver with Mirror Cut Face Rotary Forged Wheels : Wheel...
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    Winter tires for Model X

    Make sure to take a picture of the vehicle with the 19 inch turbine wheels and 265/50R19 winter tires. Better yet, post before and after photos going from the 20 inch to the 19 inch wheels . I am thinking about buying 19 inch wheels to put all season radials on for regular use. In Charlotte...
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    Ride quality

    In an effort to improve ride quality and range, I am considering dropping down to 19 inch wheels. Since 20 inch is better than 22 inch with regards to these concerns, perhaps 19 inch would even be better? Can anyone here speculate what a square setup with 265/50R19 all weather tires do to...
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    Model X: Average Wh/mile Tracker

    I wonder if 19 inch wheels would offer any range advantage (or ride/noise advantage) over 20 inch. They would certainly be less prone to curb rash. I am averaging about 370 Wh/mi over about 5k miles on 20 inch wheels in my P90D with a lead foot.
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    Induction - Tesla Control App for Android and Android Wear

    Any interest in developing a Tizen version for the gear S2 (and soon S3) smart watches? I understand that the UI would have to be different from Android Wear and that the APIs are probably very different, so it really would be a completely different project. But you seem to be energetic :). I...
  45. CurrentRide

    Induction - Tesla Control App for Android and Android Wear

    I was just able to log on successfully after uninstalling, then reinstalling the app.
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    Induction - Tesla Control App for Android and Android Wear

    The login button turns red and says ERROR - no other message. I know that the credentials work fine - just verified on the MyTesla website, not to mention that I can log in fine to your app from my tablet. I was assuming that there is a bug related to having the app on 2 different devices.
  47. CurrentRide

    Developing Application for Galaxy Gear

    Bump. I want to add to the voices asking for an app for the gear s2. Any smart developers willing to put one together?
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    Induction - Tesla Control App for Android and Android Wear

    I have tested the app on my tablet, and although it works, the UI is not optimized for a tablet screen size (with obvious formatting glitches). The bigger problem is that it is not working at all for my galaxy S6 phone - it gives me an ERROR message when trying to log on with my Tesla...

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