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    #1 Derek Tweedy, Nov 20, 2016
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    Tesla App page:
    https://www.tesla.com/en_CA/support/android-and-iphone-app



    Tesla App upgrade news:
    https://electrek.co/2016/11/18/tesl...tm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer

    Maybe one of the largest moves since releasing the autonomous driving hardware will be the mobile App upgrade. I really hope one of our members takes the initiative and posts a video of the new UI and features. Personally, I'm curious to see how, or if, the "Tesla Network" will be represented.

    Mr. Musk has already stated that there will be "one" App that connects all the dots, something simple that "just works". With the SolarCity merger now passed, and L5 capability on the horizon, this "BIG update" could reveal a lot about our not too distant future.

    No doubt (Tech reviewer and P100DL owner) @MKBHD will do something... his Tesla Playlist is below:

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBsP89CPrMeMKjHnLfO3WAhiOOxiv5Xqo

    The new App will be released soon along with the v8.1 software.

    A refreshed overview video would be a welcomed sight.

     
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      I think it's too soon for the Tesla Network to make an appearance as there's no practical use for the foreseeable future.

      More likely would be an introduction of the Super Charger credit system since cars ordered after the end of the month will not have unlimited super charging. This may still be a stretch as it won't be needed until maybe March when newly after the deadline ordered Teslas may be getting delivered and available for use under the new Super Charger credit system.
       
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        #3 Derek Tweedy, Nov 21, 2016
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        I'm betting Tesla has put more thought into the upcoming Network features than you may think. No doubt there will be more updates to come, but this large overhaul should at least be a step into that direction. Maybe this version will add the more subtle attributes. Something like memory seating, or window controls.

        If I had a chance to make a suggestion to the UI team there's just one feature that comes to mind... I'd want to be able to see what was going on in and around my car when it was in use. A dot on a map just wouldn't cut it. Call it "OwnerView".
         
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        #4 Derek Tweedy, Dec 4, 2016
        Last edited: Dec 8, 2016
        App Upgrade Contest

        With the blessing of our Club Founder I've decided to sponsor an App Upgrade Contest for our members.

        Simply post your thoughts on what you think Tesla will include in their upcoming App upgrade. Try to be as specific as possible aside from the refreshed UI and reliability. What new features do you think will be added? The winner will be chosen based on the number of correct guesses. In the event of multiple correct guesses, the winner will be chosen by submission order.

        The contest is open to all of our members around the world. The winner will receive a unique promo code that can be used for any item in the shop. The shipping fees have been included as well to ensure there are no costs at all to the winner.

        2017 will be a huge growth year for Tesla. Someone will be showing their support in style.



        Good luck to everyone!
         
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          An alert that lets you know that the electical current has stopped to your car and to check it would be nice.
           
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            Maybe more control over steering during the summon. Ability to send destination information to the vehicle. Ability to buy credits on supercharger network. Ability to put car in camper mode. I don't use the app currently, but these are some things that would be nice for the model 3.
             
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              How about the ability to view the output of the front camera(or others) if you want to see what is going on around your vehicle or if it detects motion while parked. Kind of like some of the dash cams.
               
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                Got another one. How about statistics about the last driving session, like wh/mile or distance traveled, overall efficiency including consumption of heating and cooling and regeneration. Also maybe comparisons with the Tesla community on the above items and suggestions of how to improve driving efficiencies.
                 
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                  Hmmm, Supercharging liberties/abuses are nothing new...



                  Perhaps a notification on the App that counts down to a penalty for overparking?
                   
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                    I think the battery charge indicator should not only show miles of driving, but an option to tap on it to see kWh's or battery percentage remaining. Also it would be cool to tap on the picture of the vehicle just like the remote key fob to... Open the frunk... Open the trunk... Open/ unlock the doors. Maybe roll down Windows too.
                     
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                      Along with the notification for supercharger timing violation, we will also need to know the occupancy of the supercharger location. We should also see a tally of violation charges ( not that we will be doing that).
                       
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                        If you are waiting for a supercharger station, then you could put yourself in a queue system to manage the order. If someone's car completed charging and had autopilot features, it could tell you to unplug stall, let's say 3B. Once you unplug it, the charged vehicle could auto drive away. You don't need the snake when there are people waiting.
                         
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                          I was watching a video from "now you know" and they turned on the heat to high mode to melt the snow off their model X. There should be a control for turning on the rear defroster too. By the way when they set the app's temperature to HI, it reverted back to 82F, so there must be a bug in the app that needs fixing.
                           
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                          If there is a Queue system added to the app it could then tell you "expected wait to for next available stall is X minutes".
                           
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                          Wow. I spend way too much time on YouTube. I recognized Marquez Brownlee's hand before I recognized his car in the background.
                           
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                            There was supposed to be an integrated home charger shown at the powerwall 2 event. Maybe this new EVSE will be WiFi enabled to see the charging efficiency. We could then access the information on the app too. As well as maybe some V2G capabilities. I wish we could charge directly from the DC side of the Solaredge Storedge inverter that charges the powerwall 1 ( and the DC coupled 2). It removes a conversion but would be slow but totally renewable energy.
                             
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                            Thus far, Tesla has shown no interest in V2G or V2H systems. It would be mighty surprising if they included the feature in a Powerwall system.
                             
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                              Ok great idea, I want the new update for the Tesla app to be compatible with Amazon Echo and Google Home to allow you to say "(Alexa)(Ok Google) is (name of car) charged?" Answers with "(name of car) is (#full) and has a range of (# of miles)." Also if its not fully charged, allow you to adjust the max % of charge and then give you an estimate of how long it will take to charge to your new set limit. I'm on an Echo kick right now and thinking of all the things I can program with it is keeping me very busy lol.
                               
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                                #19 Derek Tweedy, Dec 31, 2016
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                                Brilliant.

                                I'm really surprised nobody else jumped in with this. Tesla certainly has their eyes on the household. And with Larry and Jeff on speed dial I'm guessing the topic has come up.

                                Might be a good time to have a look at what's on offer in the store ;)

                                 
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