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Post 1 made on Thursday April 11, 2013 at 19:19
Mr. Stanley
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A customer just stopped by with his new Tesla...

It has an app called homelink, which can tie into your home automation system?

Which home automation systems can this work with???

What a car!!! I wish I could afford one!
"If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger."
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Post 2 made on Thursday April 11, 2013 at 19:31
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They're only 60k.  You've got that kind of scratch.    Funny, I saw my first one driving down the road today.  

I didn't know the guy who started Tesla also started Paypal.  

Fun fact. :)
Post 3 made on Thursday April 11, 2013 at 19:33
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We have a client with a black one...I got to drive it; it was fast and quiet...too quiet (dangerous). HomeLink works with Lutron for sure as well as most garage and gate openers done them before.
Post 4 made on Thursday April 11, 2013 at 20:02
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My suburban has home link. Never used it
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Post 5 made on Thursday April 11, 2013 at 20:07
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Homelink supports RF controls, much in the way that learning remotes handle IR, except the Homelink controls put in cars, can't do macros!

Here's the info on the brands/devices that Homelink works with:

[Link: homelink.com]
Post 6 made on Thursday April 11, 2013 at 21:48
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On April 11, 2013 at 19:19, Mr. Stanley said...
A customer just stopped by with his new Tesla...

It has an app called homelink, which can tie into your home automation system?

Which home automation systems can this work with???

What a car!!! I wish I could afford one!

That car would not be a good thing for me!!! I already have at least 15 speeding tickets and I wouldn't be able to help myself with that car!

Just throw it in with a Lutron car visor controller and you'll have three favorite scenes to control anything in the house.
"Just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!"
Post 7 made on Thursday April 11, 2013 at 22:35
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Too bad the cars are complete POS's. they have had many many problems. One being that the batteries have an issue with bricking. Reports are also showing that the cars don't get near the distance on a charge that Tesla has claimed. And the owner of the company is a complete douche bag who doesn't want to fix problems when a customer has an issue.
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Post 8 made on Friday April 12, 2013 at 00:14
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On April 11, 2013 at 22:35, Fins said...
Too bad the cars are complete POS's. they have had many many problems. One being that the batteries have an issue with bricking. Reports are also showing that the cars don't get near the distance on a charge that Tesla has claimed. And the owner of the company is a complete douche bag who doesn't want to fix problems when a customer has an issue.

Are you sure you aren't thinking of Fisker here?

I know 4 people who have Teslas and they are downright evangelical about how great they are.

If you are referring to the New York Times review, while they didn't retract it, the editor admitted there were problems and errors in judgment in the reviewer's usage: [Link: theblaze.com]

What are you referring to when you talk about not fixing problems? All I have see is that Elon Musk (company owner) has said that they know they need to do better in customer service, and they are striving for that.

As to Musk be a dbag, no opinion on that, other than it kind of feels like a Steve Jobs "I know better than everyone else" type of thing. And for all his genius, yes, Steve Jobs was a crazy person.
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OP | Post 9 made on Friday April 12, 2013 at 14:13
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On April 12, 2013 at 00:14, FrogAV said...
Are you sure you aren't thinking of Fisker here?

I know 4 people who have Teslas and they are downright evangelical about how great they are.

If you are referring to the New York Times review, while they didn't retract it, the editor admitted there were problems and errors in judgment in the reviewer's usage: [Link: theblaze.com]

What are you referring to when you talk about not fixing problems? All I have see is that Elon Musk (company owner) has said that they know they need to do better in customer service, and they are striving for that.

As to Musk be a dbag, no opinion on that, other than it kind of feels like a Steve Jobs "I know better than everyone else" type of thing. And for all his genius, yes, Steve Jobs was a crazy person.

The main Microsoft campus is about 4 minutes from our office / showroom. Every night over the last few weeks I have seen several Teslas rolling out of their parking lot(s). Seems like it is now the "car to have" with the M Soft crowd!
I know a couple of people that have them, and are totally in love with the cars.
I too, have heard stories about the Fisker electrics, and that they have been problematical -(plus they are ugly)!
"If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger."
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Post 10 made on Friday April 12, 2013 at 16:16
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On April 12, 2013 at 00:14, FrogAV said...
Are you sure you aren't thinking of Fisker here?

I know 4 people who have Teslas and they are downright evangelical about how great they are.

If you are referring to the New York Times review, while they didn't retract it, the editor admitted there were problems and errors in judgment in the reviewer's usage: [Link: theblaze.com]

What are you referring to when you talk about not fixing problems? All I have see is that Elon Musk (company owner) has said that they know they need to do better in customer service, and they are striving for that.

As to Musk be a dbag, no opinion on that, other than it kind of feels like a Steve Jobs "I know better than everyone else" type of thing. And for all his genius, yes, Steve Jobs was a crazy person.

No, Fisker is another government subsidized train wreck.

I have a relative that is a huge car guy, and a certified Audio/VW technician. He has been fascinated on Tesla and is always sending me another article or review. Based on those articles Tesla has been plagued with the issues from the start. The Times review isnt the only bad review the cars have received. Top Gear BBC did an episode on the cars and they couldnt keep two cars running long enough to film an episode. And Musk's counter is to always sue the reviewer.

The battery issue stems from the problem that if you run a lithium battery completely dead, apparently they cant be recharged. Thats why most batteries or the object they are powering have some sort of power management system to shut down everything when the battery gets to a certain point. Several sites online indicate that Tesla didnt include any kind of system, and batteries were bricking. They also refused to cover them under warranty. Their solution was to add a component to the cars that when the battery reaches a certain level, the car contacts tesla. But Tesla didnt tell people originally about this fix, so there are privacy issues.
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Post 11 made on Friday April 12, 2013 at 16:18
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Post 12 made on Friday April 12, 2013 at 16:19
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On April 11, 2013 at 21:48, drewski300 said...
That car would not be a good thing for me!!! I already have at least 15 speeding tickets and I wouldn't be able to help myself with that car!

Just throw it in with a Lutron car visor controller and you'll have three favorite scenes to control anything in the house.

If I'm not mistaken, you have 6 scenes. Each button individually and then you can push two buttons to activate a difference scene. i.e. - Button 1 and 2 pushed together activate a different scene.

That is how I remember it from the last Lutron we did with Homelink in the customers car.
Post 13 made on Friday April 12, 2013 at 21:51
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I almost forgot. I've used Homelink to talk to the Lutron Garage Door receiver to send a contact closure to Crestron to start the welcome home scene (Music, Lights, Fireplace, Fountain). So in essence, the homelink could do a macro.
Post 14 made on Friday April 12, 2013 at 22:24
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On April 11, 2013 at 19:31, Hasbeen said...
They're only 60k.  You've got that kind of scratch.    Funny, I saw my first one driving down the road today.  

I didn't know the guy who started Tesla also started Paypal.  

Fun fact. :)

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Post 15 made on Friday April 12, 2013 at 23:20
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He also started SpaceX.
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