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EV Car/My Tesla - An Alexa skill for Amazon Echo / Tesla integration

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Gol4, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. essmd

    essmd Phantom X

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    Thanks for checking and the response.

    We can only hope things change down the road.
     
  2. Rafaelm

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    Dude this is magical. I'd pay for this function and for more features. Super awesome.
     
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  3. essmd

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    Agreed, but the truth is there are several out there also that have similar functionality.

    Curious if they all have the ability to provide the same commands, and if all the developers max out on the possible options.
     
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  5. NoMoGas

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    I can confirm that multiple cars support is working
     
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    This is really cool. Thank you for supporting the community.
     
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    Amazon Prime starts tonight, Echo 50% off so $90, EchoDot is $35, if you place order using Alexa you will receive $10 credit.
     
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  8. ABVA

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    Also works like a charm with multiple cars. Thanks OP
     
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    echo is on sale at amazon for $99 today.
     
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    Sorry if this has been posted in the previous replies, but how do you enable to skill to use the summons feature to pull the Tesla out of the garage in the morning?
     
  12. Gol4

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    For various reasons, including limitations imposed by Amazon - summon isn't supported on this skill.
     
  13. one1deeep

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    Bummer. Thanks for the reply!
     
  14. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Thanks for working on this. Any way to create a token on the Mac? I saw when you enter the username and password that it creates a token which I copied down after linking account.
     
  15. mknox

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    Anyone in Canada know if Google has "removed" the ability to add 3rd party apps like this to Google Home? EV Car had been working very well, although it occasionally would, for some reason, say it had an invalid token and I'd have to use the app to reinitialize it. The token thing happened again, but now there is no way in the Canadian version of the Home app to add it (or any other app) back.
     
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    I'm wondering if it's feasible to learn charging speeds. To reduce complexity, it couldn't only work for one charger (assuming whatever you use at home). The user could tell it to learn the charging speed (ideally starting with a low SOC). Then it could poll the charge level until full or nearly full and use that curve. After the learning process has been done for that car+charger combo, a user could ask to be charged to 90% for 630am or whatever. If you were taking a long trip, you wouldn't have to sit at a range charge for several hours. This would also be useful for those markets that have reduced electricity rates during certain night time hours. If you know you'll be done charging in 4 hours, and you have 6 hours at the lower rate, you can delay the charging until later into the night.
     
  17. mknox

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    Fixed. Google played around with how Google Home and Google Assistant interact. Prior to my issues, Google Assistant wasn't available in Canada for iOS, and that functionality was baked into the Canadian version of the Google Home app.I caught this issue right when Google Assistant was being rolled out in Canada and the 3rd party app handling was moved over there.
     
  18. wayner

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    IMHO the biggest reason to want to know charging rate is to have your charge finished just before you leave. This is an advantage in cold weather climates as it will mean that you don't have the limited regen that you often get when you start your car and it has a cold battery.

    I hacked together some python code to do this but I just manually determined the charge rate and assumed that it was fixed as I am normally charging when the battery is from 50-80% charged and taking it back up to 90%.
     
  19. nikolai

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    Exactly. Is the code for this skill still not public?
     
  20. wayner

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    My code wasn't part of an Echo skill it was just some simple Python code that I ran on a Raspberry Pi but it should run on most types of computers, especially Linux. I ran a cron job at around midnight that read your charge level. That would then set up a second cron job depending on how long the charge was expected to take. Let's say you wanted the charge to finish at 0700 and the charge would take 50 minutes. It would set up a cron job to run at 0610 that would initiate charging. You needed to enter your charge rate and set your desired end time, plus a buffer (if desired). I did post the code on here a year or so ago if I remember correctly. But I should probably clean up the code and redo it and use teslajson as the core of the code.
     
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