Engine Temperature

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Would love to be able to get a notification (or have an API for retrieving) engine temperature. I remote start my car when it is cold and I would like to be able to know when it's warmed up before going outside.
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Brad Dwyer

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Posted 3 years ago

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Adam Altman, Alum

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Hi Brad, 

I want that too! However..

I may be misunderstanding the ask, but it seems that our current connectivity architecture is the bigger bottle neck. Even with an endpoint for temp, our cloud (and thus APIs) would only have realtime access to that data when your phone is in the car connected to the Link via bluetooth and streaming data up.  The link does not have its own data connection. Does that make sense?

Adam
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Brad Dwyer

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Ah yes I guess I didn't consider the range of the Bluetooth connection!
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If you have a compustar remote car starter it tells you the temperature inside the vehicle. Also, if your using synthetic motor oil you don't need to heat up the engine. My personal opinion is that knowing the engine temperature is pretty useless and most car manufacturer are removing this from the dial set.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Automatic reminding the driver how long they should have their car warmed up for.....

What if the Automatic notified us when our car is fully warmed up before driving, I know when one lives up north, they have to warm up their car before taking off. We never know how long we should have it warmed up for before we take off. What if Automatic notified us with a beep before we drive off. 
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Thanks for the idea, Mo. I merged your idea into a related discussion on an engine temperature feature. Please see the above posts for more details.
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Ah okay. Perfect! Thank you.

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