Who else do we know that has seen a giant compute problem and decided to point machine learning at it? Sure, Tesla, Full Self Driving. What other thing related to electric cars could Tesla be working on and put the black box programming to use for? Of course: Home Energy Management
When they started to install the Power Wall they started purchasing Neurio energy monitors en mass and Neurio ended up NOT coming after Sense as they originally spoke of the product doing. They gave up the learning individual devices as they were just too busy selling hardware. Sure they could show how much energy a home was using and the solar was producing, but otherwise, they were dumb compared to the Sense product.
That may have been a relief to the folks at Sense, but I am sure they would have preferred to have the high profile vendor come to them for product, perhaps even if it meant no longer having a high profile name themselves, but here we are. Today I have a house that vaguely knows what my devices are doing (thanks TP Link). I can scroll back in time and see what my (not-Tesla) solar did in the past or how my energy hogs compare over time. But I don’t think Sense would have ever discovered my Tesla if I didn’t use an HS110 to isolate it.
Now Tesla may be coming to play in this same sandbox, they already communicate with my car, they just-released Wall Chargers that they can communicate with over the net. Combine that with Neurio hardware on the breaker box and a hardware plug controller/monitor specified in the patent above and one will be able to see where all the power in one’s home is going, right on a phone.
Who does that sound like?