Submitted by Manta on March 24, 2012
At the Model S launch, Elon Musk spoke about how the car will learn your routine and have the interior set at a comfortable temperature by the time you're ready to get in and drive away (i.e. leaving for or from work).
Has anyone heard anything (or have any thoughts) about the Model S gathering this kind of information from third-party apps? I travel a lot, and TripIt (http://www.tripit.com) is an indispensable travel tool for me. (It's a website and smartphone app that keeps your travel itinerary in one place—no more hunting down emails to find a confirmation number!) Since TripIt knows my flight schedule, it would be awesome if (A) there were a TripIt app for the Model S, and (B) if the car could use my flight itinerary and its own location (to know that I'm parked near my departure airport) to set the car in the appropriate mode for a few days of inactivity. On my return day, the car can check the status of my flight to make sure it's on time and have the interior set to a comfortable temperature by the time I arrive at it.