Check Engine Light

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Had to give praise out this morning. I was cruising down the highway and suddenly my car lost power, however I was still able to drive. When I was able to stop someplace safe, I evaluated the check engine light feature on the Automatic app. Sure enough, I was having an issue with my oil pressure sensor. A quick click within the app (search for solutions) allowed me to determine that it was safe enough to drive my car into the office. I arrived safely and ordered a new part...

The cool part is the web-hook fired perfectly and updated our home (via Sonos text-to-speech)  as well as notified my wife via SMS of the problem including the location. Within a few minutes she called me and asked if everything was okay...

I love it when technology works (disclaimer: this statement does not apply to my VTEC pressure sensor).
  
Kudos Automatic !
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Adam Altman, Alum

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awesome!
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Nice! Sonos via IFTTT?
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I try not to use IFTTT as it can be very delayed.

I actually use LUA within our home automation system to build the text (in this case web-hook data from the Automatic API/JSON) and push it to my text-to-speech server (OSX server) which announces it throughout the home depending on if the house is occupied. If the web service cannot communicate with our home or IF the home is unoccupied then it forgoes the announcement and sends a pushover to family members (in this case my wife). Either way someone gets the alert.

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