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Here's a cool feature that should be added re: superchargers

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Jer in Toronto, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. Jer in Toronto

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    A thought...

    Superchargers should have built in internet. When you enter the bay for charging, your car should tell the supercharger via the internet how much time you'll be there for (based on your remaining charge and charge settingsetc). The supercharger should then broadcast the bay status to all other MSs... so imagine you're driving and approaching a supercharger station and your display tells you how many of the bays are free and of the occupied ones, how long the car is likely to remain charging for (of course some people may not be sitting for a full charge but it would at least be a conservative number).

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  2. Wheelie

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    I actually really like this idea, though I'm sure someone else will point out some esthetic issue. As far as I know, this would be a very convenient feature.
     
  3. Raven5000

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    Great idea! I likes!
     
  4. Jer in Toronto

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    If I do say so myself, not only would it be super convenient - but it's one of those ideas that has a big wow factor - just really cool. How do I suggest this to Tesla?
     
  5. J1mbo

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    Don't they already collect usage stats? They just need to make availability info public and integrate it into the map. Feature request for fw v6?
     
  6. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    You just did.
    TM monitors these forums fairly closely. You can also email ownership.
     
  7. Jer in Toronto

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    Done. I'll post if someone replies.
     
  8. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    I've already suggested this along with a bunch of other ideas and the supercharger team emailed me back to "look forward to a LOT of improvements coming soon" whatever that means. Either they're doing all of these cool ideas or that was just a generic response.

    BTW these superchargers already have "built in internet".
     
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    Awesome idea.
     
  11. tom66

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    This doesn't even require any changes to the superchargers.

    Think about it, each car knows where it is (GPS), an internet connection (3G or Wi-Fi) and I wouldn't be surprised if the supercharger has a UUID so it knows exactly which bay it's plugged into. You have all the data already available right there.

    Heck I'd be surprised if they weren't already at least monitoring it...
     
  12. Lloyd

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    I'like to see them display like the Blink Network that shows how many are in use or available.

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  13. russman

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    Having a display of how long a car has been charging at a supercharger stall was something I thought would be cool, as I pulled into the Fremont Supercharger and 4 stalls were open, but didn't know which one had a car parked in the alternate spot and how long. So I picked blindly and ended up getting a really slow rate of charge (40A). So slow, I ended up leaving and going to a Tesla store and charging at their HPWC.
     
  14. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    Good idea, just not new. This idea and additions to it were discussed on the firmware wish list and the 6.0 "new nav" threads as early as June of last year. After several days of discussion, a few other ideas emerged, including the Nav system placing 'reservations' across the supercharger network for stalls. As the density of superchargers increases, it would skip locations that were already busy or booked in favor of a 2nd location that was still in range and had an open time slot, etc.
     

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