Can I edit speed events that are false-positives?

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Recently I was trying to get out of some pretty snowy parking lots, and my Automatic recorded a ton of hard-accels and hard-brakes that were due to my wheels spinning in the snow, and not due to actual car movement. Is there a way to manually edit these events so that my statistics are more accurate to my actual driving?
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Daniel Laughland

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Jeff, Alum

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Hey Daniel,

Thanks for reaching out.

At this time, there is no way to edit the data that is collected by your Automatic adapter. 

While these events may be considered false positives, the consumption of fuel by the vehicle is still the same despite it being a different situation than actually driving on the road.

To be clear, drive score isn't a reflection or evaluation on you as a driver. It is a measurement of your vehicle's fuel efficiency. So having to brake and accelerate in this situation would essentially be affecting your fuel efficiency. For more information, please see the following Automatic blog post.
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I understand that it's a measure of efficiency, but the reason it's so easy to get a hard-accel when your tires are spinning on snow is because it takes so little energy to do it. I start with a very slow acceleration, but when I lose traction the wheel increases rapidly with no change in throttle, because now I'm only moving maybe 100 lbs of wheel and axle with very little friction, not 3,000 lbs of car. So I disagree with your assessment that the fuel consumption is the same as during a real hard-accel event. I'd suggest that you consider adding the option to edit data, because I want a more accurate reading of my travel efficiency and your system doesn't currently handle these outlier cases very well.

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