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Interior pre-cooling and heating

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by iridium, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. iridium

    iridium Member

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    From various thing I've read I have the impression you'll be able to pre-heat and cool the interior using a smartphone app. Is that actually the case? I was thinking how nice it would be to come back to an air conditioned car in summer.

    Assuming this functionality is available, are there any restrictions on it? For example, can you only leave it at a certain temp for a max period of time, etc?
     
  2. bint2k

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    I don't think that app is out yet...
     
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    kcveins delivery 2/7

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    I was in the Oak Brook store on Friday and asked about this - they said that the app should be out no later than October and we would get more details then...
     
  4. Jeeps17

    Jeeps17 Cath Jockey in a P85

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    Another thing I would like to know is whether we will be able to turn on window defrosting (rear and front) remotely.

    That would be incredibly useful in winter, for those of us who have to carry brushes and shovels in our cars.
     
  5. STxTesla

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    I spoke with one of the Tesla reps at the Amp Up event yesterday and asked about pre-cooling the car. He indicated that an app would definitely be out that will allow you to incrementally cool the car to 70 degrees. He would not specify a date but felt that it would hopefully be out by the time that I get my car...(November).
     
  6. Jason S

    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

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    In the software world that translates to mid-November, amirite?
     
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    That's a good question. Does the Model S have windshield and rear defrost?
     
  8. Todd Burch

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    Yes...visible in many pics of the climate controls on the touchscreen.

    I'd think you could turn these on with the app, but if not possible in the initial release it's probably just a simple software update away.
     
  9. brianman

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    It means next February is when it works, and in early October there will be a beta that only works for temperature settings that are integer multiples of a prime number.
     
  10. PhatCat

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    Don't mean to be pedantic but every natural number can be expressed as the product of primes and hence is the integer multiple of a prime. :wink: Mods: feel free to move this to the spelling, grammar and math correction thread
     
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    That would be awesome. The seat heaters too!
     
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    Jeeps17 Cath Jockey in a P85

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    Can't believe I forgot those!
     
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    Many cars won't let you engage the seat heaters without a butt in the seat (no idea if Model S is this way). I assume it's to decrease fire risk as the heat has someplace to go.
     
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    That's a good point. Also serves as a safety thermostat. If you're sitting in the seat you're going to turn the heater off way before something gets hot enough to melt or burn.
     
  15. Jeeps17

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    The other alternative is to set an automatic shut off timer, as present on virtually all rear defrosters.
     

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