How do I change the 70 MPH warning limit? At 70 during my Morning commute. I would get run over or ticketed for obstructing traffic.

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Hi there. You can change the alert at which you get warned about a speed limit in your settings screen. More about that in this FAQ. 

Your Drive Score will still be affected by driving over 70MPH, which we fully understand is frustrating for those who live in states where freeway speeds exceed 70 MPH, do a lot of freeway driving, and care about the weekly score. Keep in mind that the score is not a judgement. It's also not a score based on one's driving skill or capabilities. It's simply an efficiency algorithm. Here's a blog post that explains more about the relationship between fuel efficiency and speeds. 
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HA! Read the blog. I agree with some of it as a blanket statement, but the system should be able to be tailored to each driver and car and driving environment. I have a vehicle that doesn't get any poorer mileage at 78 MPH than it does at 62 MPH. I documented this during several very long drives (Over 1200 miles each) Stop and go driving has the greatest impact on mileage as does poor throttle control, vehicle loading and current state of tune (Maintenance concerns, etc) I too am an Engineer and a vehicle manufacture of race vehicles, tuner, fabricator and machinist. I conceptualized, designed and implemented a Zero Emissions Vehicle Study for the City and County of San Francisco in the 90's. I built an Electric vehicle. An extensive evaluation was completed to assess the cost/benefit which included a comparison to current and alternative fuels, down stream costs (What is the cost of generation of electricity, environmental impacts from battery technology, waste streams, long term landfill impact. Some of the materials used in the manufacture of current batteries are scary.)
Bottom line is I want to adjust the algorithm to fit my driving style,vehicle and have the score really mean something. It simply "Feels" like the score was developed by an insurance adjuster and NOT a real World driver. Allow me to adjust the set points and have them correlate to my score and I will order an Automatic Gold.
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Hi, lesscash. Thanks for chiming in! Automatic Pro currently does not include Drive Score. Check out this FAQ to see the difference between Automatic Pro and our 2nd Generation adapter and also this FAQ to see why doesn't Automatic Pro have all the features of previous versions :)
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where can this change be made. i know you said settings but there is nothing there or maybe i am doing it wrong. can you tell me how to get to those settings
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Hi Rudy,

You can change the speed threshold setting in the Automatic Classic app by opening the app and tapping on Settings in the upper right corner. From there tap on Audio Feedback and then you will be able to adjust it.
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Thank you that really helped.
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Anytime!

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