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Noticed something cool in the App

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Sir Guacamolaf, Jan 22, 2017.

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  1. Sir Guacamolaf

    Sir Guacamolaf The good kind of fat

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    I don't remember seeing this before, but when your car is being driven, open the app, look at the location, and look at the speed thing. Around the speed thing, you see regen and acceleration info, just like the classic dial. I like the modern UI but I do miss the very responsive dial based UI we used to have especially for regen info. I know some of us are data heads, so figured I'd share.
     
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    That's now new. The app has shown that for as long as I've used it, which is over two years.
     
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    I posted a disagree because you shouldn't be fiddling with the phone app whilst driving
     
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    He didn't say that he was driving.
     
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    maybe he wasn't driving, this led me to believe that he was
    I don't remember seeing this before, but when your car is being driven, open the app, look at the location, and look at the speed thing.
     
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    I don't know if he was driving. But his phrasing of... when your car is being driven... sounds like he might not be.
     
  7. Sir Guacamolaf

    Sir Guacamolaf The good kind of fat

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    I was not driving people. Chillax, this election has clearly frazzled your nerves.
     
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    Cool, thanks, did not know that.

    Must go for a drive with the app ;)
     
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    ped·ant·ry
    ˈped(ə)ntrē/
    noun
    1. excessive concern with minor details and rules.
     
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    He had to say "when your car is being driven" because there is no way to see the power and the regen when the car is not being driven.

    When we first got the car, I would sometimes keep the app open as my wife was driving home, to see if she seemed to be learning to use regen correctly. That's how I know the feature existed two-plus years ago.
     
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    Maybe he's like me. He watches when the wife drives to ensure she's treating the baby well!
     
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    my wife has zero interest in driving my cars. she has her own cars.
     
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    To get back on topic, I find it ironic that the iOS app has a faithful miniature reproduction of a UI feature that is no longer on shipping cars.

    (And I miss that huge speedometer / power meter dial. :()

    Bruce.
     
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    Thats good, because the data stream has the data in real time! Maybe we can make a web app for the browser that shows us the lost information? I too loved the original power display.
     
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    Yes I think the app has always shown that info. Pretty cool.
     
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  16. Sir Guacamolaf

    Sir Guacamolaf The good kind of fat

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    Thinking further,
    - Browser, web app, not practical for 2 reasons,
    a) Tesla's browser is hella sucky, UX just won't be fast enough to be worthwhile.
    b) Tesla's browser, I think has no localstorage (it clears out very frequently), so the user will have to login over and over again (annoying!).

    - Mobile app,
    .. probably doable, but most likely not practical since Tesla's servers will DDOS you out after a few minutes of usage anyway.

    Sooooo .. m'fraid, we're a bit SOL here.
     
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    We could do it using GET parameters after login to maintain a session. The browser supports cookies, but they're wiped out every time you start/stop the car (what a boneheaded decision, there, Tesla).

    Also, if you notice while driving the car on the highway (oops, I mean as a passenger), on that same map, there are two dots -- one dot where your phone is, and the other dot where your car is (or thinks it is). Due to the slight delay with the Tesla API since it has to make a round-trip to Fremont, the car dot lags the phone dot, and sometimes it's a little game of leap-frog. Pretty fun to watch.
     
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    Also, I think Teslalog had an instantaneous power/regen graph similar to the original IC.
     
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    I also found this helpful. And in another scenario; in Valet mode watching the level of acceleration and speed while waiting for your car.
     
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    Sir Guacamolaf The good kind of fat

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    I think the problem is not maintaining a session. The problem is Tesla servers are anal about DDOS. I don't know what rate limiting they are using, but it's like ridiculous low. Comes down to almost 1 a minute (after X # of requests). So basically such an app can't be used for long term (i.e. stick on the dash and enjoy). It'll probably work ok for 5-10 minutes.
     

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