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API Polling question


Nov 15, 2019
Hi All

I've got a very quick question that someone likely knows the answer to.

I'm using CURL to log data about my car. Just wondering , what sorts of API calls (other than the one that actually wakes up the car) makes the car stay awake?

The API Calls I am most interested in are the get vehicle data one

and the get drive state one (since it reports GPS co-ordinates).

Am I correct in assuming I can poll these as many times as I want without waking the car if it is indeed asleep, but that the car will periodically wake up to send data to tesla at which point I can get it from the above API calls?

My goal is to have the highest frequency of polling possible while minimizing battery drain.

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