So I got my Ecobee3. Works nicely. I have a significant smarthome build, with numerous devices and automations.
As far as ecobee, my wife likes the house warmer in winter than I… and cooler in summer than I. She has a 2016 BMW with ConnectedDrive. So I am fantasizing the following:
- wife starts her car as she is leaving work.
- car reports to ST that it is leaving.
- some as yet unknown process looks at traffic data, and calculates approximate anticipated arrival time.
- via webcore, it triggers ecobee to adjust temperature so the house is at, or getting to, her comfort zone when she opens the front door.
So far, getting the BMW to do anything useful has been impossible.