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Hello,

Just wanted to share one trick (not sure if someone already mentioned this, I did not find it):

Use Case:
When I reach my garage (or any particular location), I want the main display to switch to a Camera view. When I leave this location I want to turn the camera off.

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You can set up a routine in the Alexa app (on the phone) to execute particular actions (like "turn on camera") based on location (either arrival or departure). You need to select target "YOUR NAME Rivian Electric Adventure Vehicle"

Works well for me, now when I get to my home Rivian turn on the camera view, but when I leave - it turns it off.

I found a few other commands like "switch to navigation screen", etc.). Not a fan of Alexa, but it seems helpful sometimes.
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I found a few other commands like "switch to navigation screen", etc.).
Nice! I have tried a few of these ad hoc and got nowhere - happy to have a template to try.
 

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Oh wow. Do you have to have Alexa app running on phone for this to work? Location services? Thanks
 
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Oh wow. Do you have to have Alexa app running on phone for this to work? Location services? Thanks
Yes, I enabled location services and have an app. Said that, I will try to see if it will work without the phone - i.e. I have enabled location services on the device that is rivian car as well.
 

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I've found Alexa automation and routines useful around the house as well. I use it to turn on and off things like my printer and my hot water recirculator. I can also remotely turn off power to the tv when my kids aren't listening to me.

There are opportunities to get creative with it, and pair it with smart outlets and smart buttons.
 

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The iOS Alexa app doesn’t recognize my Rivian as a device even though it shows up under devices.
Rivian R1T R1S Alexa automation tip:  camera view auto on/off based on proximity to garage (or any location) 1690944105728
 
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The iOS Alexa app doesn’t recognize my Rivian as a device even though it shows up under devices.
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Do you mean you can not select it in "From" inside the routine ?
 

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I wanted to automate opening and closing the garage door using this technique, but it looks like your location can only be limited to 499 feet from your house. That seems too far away to trigger both. I was hoping to replicate what my Tesla does. Not sure if the voice command even exists to trigger it anyway,
 

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I am curious to try this out, thanks for posting. However, this could potentially cause some issues if there are two drivers since the device leaving/arriving is the phone and not the car.

ie if I leave the house in the other car, the Rivians cameras then turn off, possibly while the other driver is using them.

though I suppose the opposite would be much less of a nuisance.
 
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Oh I just got it, I thought I could control it directly by calling it in a prompt. Yes it worked now thank you.
Sounds like you have iOS. I do not see "From" as I'm filling out the routine. Any thoughts?

Rivian R1T R1S Alexa automation tip:  camera view auto on/off based on proximity to garage (or any location) IMG_1582
 

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Sounds like you have iOS. I do not see "From" as I'm filling out the routine. Any thoughts?
You can select the device after filling in the activation text. I thought it was weird too.
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