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A little life hack for the Model S... using an Amazon Echo Dot

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      @AEDennis I do have the juicebox and enjoy the Alexa integration. I can ask Alexa to find out if I have the car plugged in and what the current charging rate is. Also, if it is outside the TOU time, I can override it with Alexa too. I have the i3 and Alexa can communicate with it to turn on the ventilation to heat or cool if I plan to make an unexpected trip. Are there any Echo skills for Tesla?
       
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      @Kenneth klemczak thanks for the feedback. No Tesla skills... yet. Here's to hoping that they add some. At least preconditioning and charging.
       
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      Yep, those skills as well as summon.
       
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      Would be cool if you could use the IFTTT app. It's pretty popular with Echo enthusiast on automating things around your house. I currently use it to find my phone if its lost lol
       
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        The ifttt does make things easy. Actually is was so easy to integrate all the echo home automations. This is really made it so enjoyable and helpful around the house.
         
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        I have started to combine things with the Echo using IFTTT. Sadly no Tesla things with it.

        Exactly. Echo is voice enabling apps that are pretty basic. I have combined our Rachio smart sprinklers to the device, for example.
         
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        I've seen the Rachio on Amazon. One other that I'd like to investigate it the Lutron system. I also have the nest thermostats integrate and blinds and of course Wemo. I think the whole Amazon Voice Services looks pretty easy to work on. If there are any Tesla APIs they could be connected.
         
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        I picked mine up for a net of $16...

        On the other hand new thread on TMC this morning - https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/thr...echo-skill-for-your-tesla.83451/#post-1895479

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        Please go to TMC to comment on that thread
         
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          Very interesting "hack" Dennis. I can think of a few possibilities for such a setup.

          If there was a feature I'd like Tesla to add to their cars is full voice control for all the settings, not just nav and audio. The ability to say open the "garage door", "set the temperature to 23 degrees" or "open the sunroof to 100%" would be really nice.
           
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            Patience, little one. All things will come in time.
             
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              Here's the link to the blog post regarding the Rachio controller...

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