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New Mobile App Supercharger nag message

Discussion in 'Charging Standards and Infrastructure' started by ChrisJ, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. ChrisJ

    ChrisJ Member

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    Not sure if this is the right sub-forum to post this. I couldn't find one dedicated to the "mobile app".

    I just got a new alert from the Tesla mobile app that I've not seen before. I usually get 3 messages on my phone will Supercharging:

    1. Started Charging
    2. Almost Done
    3. Completed/Done.

    Now there's a 4th, "Please move your vehicle so others can charge" that came in 5 minutes after charging completed. And it repeated 10-15 minutes later.

    The irony of it is that my car is parked at the San Rafael Service Center and they're the one's supercharging it. LOL

    In my opinion, this is a good addition but not sure how effective it will be.

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  2. Lump

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    Finally, they should add an automated phone calls for those that don't have a smartphones & consider further consequences for repeat abusers.
     
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  3. mblakele

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    Notifications that nag you about a situation outside your control are annoying. But it could be worse: I wonder if they'll figure out that little wrinkle before they go live with supercharger charging and idle credits?
     
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  4. TaoJones

    TaoJones Beyond Driven

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    The new post-charge 5 minute nag message showed up about a month ago (search Tesla Motors | for the post).

    Glad to see it for the busier SCs at least. Wonder if it's geofenced for the busiest 5% of the network or if it's for all sites.

    It's a good start. Wouldn't mind an in-screen reminder prior to charging and an addition to the "charging started at..." pushed alert that woild also advise people to return to their car a few minutes before the charge is done.

    Building optimal habits takes time and is a lot easier if you don't have to unlearn a bunch of people's bad habits from afar as well.

    If prepaid charging does become a reality for the Model 3, then according to the commented scripting (lol, btw) found ytdy there will be idle fees for the tardy. The tardy Model 3 owners who opted for prepaid charging, that is.
     
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    This is good. It would be trivial to look up the current status of the SpC and determine whether to send out a notification.

    For instance, if current users > 50% of capacity, send out message.
     
  6. ohmman

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    Two things.

    First, I've been a proponent of changing this messaging forever. Costs nothing and has at least some potential benefit.

    Second, @ChrisJ, they must have plugged my X in right after they unplugged your car, because I got the charging started notification not long afterwards. :)
     
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  7. CuriousG

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    I second this. I'm not much for checking my smartphone every time I hear some notification sound. A phone ringing on the other hand I will answer to.
     
  8. Cosmacelf

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    Great addition!
     
  9. GoTslaGo

    GoTslaGo Learning Member

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    I would suggest some Rick-rolling, over and over and over again...

    Great, now it's playing in my head...
     
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  10. ohmman

    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

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    "Never going to give you up.." seems like the thing that the Supercharger hoggers would be singing while holding onto the cable and placing around furiously.
     
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