Features I'd like to see...

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1. I think it would be great if I could see the instantaneous gas mileage while I am driving. Similarly, if possible, I would like to be able to look back on a trip and see what gas mileage I got at any point in the trip. I think this would be a great way to visually see how speed and traffic affects gas mileage.

2. I would also like to see the instantaneous engine and transmission temperature.

3. You already display the weekly gas mileage. I would also like to see lifetime gas mileage and gas mileage per tank.

4. Another cool feature that I'd be interesting in seeing is a way to see how much fuel is burned when stopped at a stoplight or warming up the vehicle. This would be very interesting to see as well as helpful in choosing a route based on fuel efficiency.

5. Currently my vehicle thinks I'm accelerating too fast when my tires slip on icy roads. I would appreciate it if you could fix this so my driving score doesn't go down just because of as little ice.

6. The last feature I want to suggest is an advanced tab that includes all of the raw data that Automatic can read. This would be very interesting to me.
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Monte De Kam

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Justin Brown

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These are all great suggestions but the ones I would love to have the most would be 1,2,3,6!
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Hi Monte and Justin! Thanks for all your feedback and ideas. I wanted to point you to some related conversations here in the community that you might be interested in reading.
  1. Real time MPG is currently under consideration! Here’s a link to the related topic.
  2. At this time, we don’t have any plans to implement detailed engine stats such as engine temperature, but if things change we’ll be sure to update this topic.
  3. The app only displays weekly stats, but you can definitely review lifetime stats with the web dashboard :) See this FAQ for more details.
  4. Thanks for your suggestion regarding tracking idle time. As explained here, we don’t plan to implement this metric into our drive score algorithm. For more details on how we currently calculate drive scores, check out this FAQ.
  5. Sorry about those icy road alerts! This is a known issue that we’re working to address
  6. At this time, we’re focused on general consumer features and don’t plan to offer raw CANBUS data export functionality, but having said that, you can use the web dashboard to export past driving/trip data. This FAQ has more details and instructions.

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