Roll up windows

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Why don't you guys support use cases like rolling up/down windows? Would be super convenient.
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Posted 4 years ago

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Thanks for the idea, Trevor. Are you wanting to access windows control via the app while the car is turned off? If so, that's a little difficult as the Link's current hardware does not allow us to implement features such as remote engine start. See this topic for more info.
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Yeah, while the car is turned off. Makes sense regarding the Link not being on when the car is not on. If you used BlueTooth LE for things like this, you might be able to work around it. I wouldn't be that concerned with range for things like remote entry, rolling up windows, because main use case is when I forget to roll up windows I have to go back to the car, put the key in, turn it, roll up windows, vs standing next to the car and rolling them up via my iPhone. Thanks.
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I think this is an awesome idea, even if the app could see that the windows are down and suggest rolling them up based on local weather data
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Thanks for your input, Ethan! Unfortunately, the current hardware of the Link limits us from implementing features that would require the car's engine to be remotely started. Your idea regarding local weather data is pretty clever though. I don't know how many times I left my windows rolled down during summer storm months.
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Does the new hardware enable this?
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Hi there, Trevor. The 2nd generation adapter doesn't enable this feature.
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Crap, I just bought one. Ok
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Lucky you! The new one is still pretty great.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Does automatic support lift windows automatically?.

I'd like to know if automatic support lift car's window automatically after lock the car?
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Trevor,
Depending on the vehicle model you have, there are products on the market that allow this feature.  But note, they are dedicated for just this action.

At issue is safety.  While I am sure the Automatic team would love to be able to do this, there are many concerns around these types of features.  One of which is vehicle theft protection.   Over the years, there have been instances of vehicles with these types of devices being 'hacked'.

Regardless, the idea is fantastic...but likely not to be a feature for some time.

-R

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