kansas
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Alexa

Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:06 pm

Nissan should add a skill for the Nissan LEAF to Amazon Alexa. It would be great if I could turn on climate control and find out how much charge I have with voice activation.

magico13
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Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:39 pm
Location: Cleveland, OH

Re: Alexa

Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:02 pm

I've actually done this. You can also turn on/off climate control and get the estimate of how much time is left for charging. But the way I did it requires your own hardware running 24/7 to actually make all the API calls to the car and requires a more involved setup than just activating a skill. A raspberry pi is more than enough in terms of hardware, and you could easily then integrate with LeafSpy or your wifi enabled EVSE for an all-in-one solution. If/when I get a wifi enabled EVSE I plan on making it so I can say "Alexa, tell the car to charge to 75%", then use LeafSpy to get the actual charge and use the EVSE's start/stop features since the Leaf can't stop charging on it's own (seriously Nissan?) If there's interest I'll gladly write a walkthrough of how to get it set up on a raspberry pi from start to finish and will post the code on github. I'm using Python and a library that someone else developed: https://github.com/jdhorne/pycarwings2

Someone else supposedly has something set up that doesn't require your own hardware and instead uses Amazon's web services. Check the thread here: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=21284&p=480591&hilit=amazon+echo#p480591

kingjamez
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Delivery Date: 05 Mar 2017
Location: Fairfax, VA

Re: Alexa

Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:32 am

I'm in the midst of doing this on my S right now. I don't have carwings so my plan is to use my Leafspy OBD2 BTLE adapter to connect to a Raspberry Pi-Zero-W that will then connect to a WiFi LTE hotspot out to AWS.

I've got an Amazon AWS and Alexa developer account up and running, but not yet integrated with the RPi setup yet.

I've had my Leaf for less than a week, so I'm still very early into the development process. I'm going through the old threads to learn about the CAN bus's and the protocols. Once I get that figured out, the rest is actually fairly trivial.

-Jim
2014 S w/QC

BenTheRighteous
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Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:36 am
Delivery Date: 14 Feb 2017
Location: Raleigh, NC

Re: Alexa

Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:00 am

Jim, seems like you and I are in the same boat. I'm a new Leaf owner trying to make a Raspberry Pi talk to the Bluetooth OBDII adapter I use with LeafSpy. We should share notes.

I made a thread this morning about my progress so far, if that's helpful to you and/or if you have a different/better technique to share.
2017 Leaf S
OpenEVSE P50-D WiFi Kit
Raleigh, NC
USA

Lancpudn
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Joined: Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:17 pm
Delivery Date: 27 Jan 2017
Location: Lancashire UK

Re: Alexa

Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:23 pm

kansas wrote:Nissan should add a skill for the Nissan LEAF to Amazon Alexa. It would be great if I could turn on climate control and find out how much charge I have with voice activation.



Transport evolved just did a 'how to' video on how to set up & interact with your leaf using Alexa. 8-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F_-IAq ... NjAzMjAxNw

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DuncanCunningham
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Re: Alexa

Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:49 pm

Lancpudn wrote:
kansas wrote:Nissan should add a skill for the Nissan LEAF to Amazon Alexa. It would be great if I could turn on climate control and find out how much charge I have with voice activation.



Transport evolved just did a 'how to' video on how to set up & interact with your leaf using Alexa. 8-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F_-IAq ... NjAzMjAxNw
ha ha.. if you can keep up with her.. lots of pause.. try, rewind, try again. But it's the only one out there that has bothered to share how, so it's good.
Statler: Wake up you old fool. You slept through the show.
Waldorf: Who's a fool? You watched it.

2015 Leaf S (leased until May 2018, Bought out in Jan 2017)
2012 Leaf SL (purchased May 2015)

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