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Features we didn't know we wanted?

AllanO

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Nov 20, 2020
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Denmark
What a charge point can do is signal to the car what the maximum AC current availability is, by varying the duty cycle of the Control Pilot signal. The charger(s) in the car then have to modulate the charge current drawn so that it is always within the maximum current that's been signalled. All charge current modulation is done by the charger(s) in the car, not the charge point.

Yes. I knew that.

The Tesla charger(s) seem to take several seconds to respond to a change in the maximum available current signal, so for days where excess solar generation fluctuates a bit, from passing clouds or variations in demand in the house, I found that the charger(s) weren't doing a great job of tracking.

...but I did not know this.

Thank you for the information.
 

M3-Newbie

Member
Jun 28, 2020
160
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Scotland
I want all the software features shown in this Xpeng review... Maybe V11??
Maybe Tesla should employ Xpeng software engineers...

there are some handy things in this to be fair - and the hunt for a parking spot, choose your spot thing is great - that would be a handy one! as would many of those
 

Glan gluaisne

Supporting Member
Sep 11, 2019
2,782
2,697
UK
I'd like the facility to load Revenue Generation (Speed) Cameras as POI with a clear warning of cameras in the cabin.

I may be wrong, but I seem to remember there being a bit of regulation that forced the removal of speed camera locations from sat nav displays. I remember this being discussed on another forum, around the time it was rolled out several years ago. IIRC, the nav system in question originally showed speed camera locations, but an update removed them, causing a fair bit of angst, and advice to others to not use the update because of this. I may be wrong, as this was probably about 8 or 9 years ago, some time before 2013.
 

MacJester

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Aug 11, 2019
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Cranbrook
I may be wrong, but I seem to remember there being a bit of regulation that forced the removal of speed camera locations from sat nav displays. I remember this being discussed on another forum, around the time it was rolled out several years ago. IIRC, the nav system in question originally showed speed camera locations, but an update removed them, causing a fair bit of angst, and advice to others to not use the update because of this. I may be wrong, as this was probably about 8 or 9 years ago, some time before 2013.

I don’t think that can be right. A friend gave me a lift in his Range Rover about a month ago and he was getting camera warnings. Plus you get them on google maps, waze and the like.
 

Drew57

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Apr 4, 2020
915
1,031
Chester UK
Given that the facility already exists for a birds eye view when in drive & stationary, I would like this when reverse parking

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RedMod3

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Oct 21, 2020
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Hampshire, UK
That makes sense. For manufacturers that release maps as a set for the whole of Europe, it was probably easier to just take the speed camera position layer off the mapping at the time.

Or software could be used to detect the country the car is in and remove the POI layer as required by law. Out Toyota has revenue generation camera locations loaded by default.
 

Glan gluaisne

Supporting Member
Sep 11, 2019
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UK
Or software could be used to detect the country the car is in and remove the POI layer as required by law. Out Toyota has revenue generation camera locations loaded by default.

Probably could now, but the issue I remember was around 10 to 12 years ago, I think with the TomTom system integrated into the Sony head unit fitted to the car I then owned. I remember that it was flagged up on a discussion group at the time, with workarounds suggested to get the camera locations back.
 

kuruma

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Aug 29, 2019
282
120
Northeast
I don't know if you already know this, but you can get wall chargers with this functionality. They turn the charge current up and down so the car absorbs the power, which you would otherwise have sent out on the grid.

This is an example:
Solar Box - Solar Box - E-Mobility - Products
Thanks for that. Very interesting. That they don't actually list the prices is always scary!

Sadly the horse has bolted. We've got a Tesla wall charger already installed. Not about to splash out simply to avoid that inconvenience. And as soon as we install one of those Solar Box things, Elon will decide to give us the ability to adjust it right in the app!
 
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RedMod3

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Oct 21, 2020
86
55
Hampshire, UK
Thanks for that. Very interesting. That they don't actually list the prices is always scary!

Sadly the horse has bolted. We've got a Tesla wall charger already installed. Not about to splash out simply to avoid that inconvenience. And as soon as we install one of those Solar Box things, Elon will decide to give us the ability to adjust it right in the app!

The horse can go back in the stable with one of these: Earthwise Products we use it to heat the immersion heater with surplus solar energy. It works well.
 

phillcom3

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Jul 27, 2019
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preston
Preconditioning for cold mornings to be a menu selection including front and rear windows (which I think also heats the wing mirrors), seat heaters and a/c temp.
Yes instead of it working as a timer from the battery. I have to use teslafi to do this as I have octupus agile and it charges anytime in the night not just before I go
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