The emails are just starting to roll out as we introduce this new feature, so you may not see yours right away. So over the next week, watch your inboxes for the October Driving Data email!
If you just started using Automatic, you may not see much data, but don't worry! There are many more insights to come.
Please let us know what you think by posting to this topic. All feedback is welcome and helps us improve these emails. We have lots more on the way.
Automatic Insights Team
I just received and viewed the monthly report. I do like it, though I've not gotten too terribly analytical about the information. My main reason for tracking this is get an idea about my general driving as I consider allowing an insurance company to install something for a reduced insurance rate. I'm on the fence still. I will say the Dashboard app just does not see to work as advertised or reliably. It will be nice if it at some point works. One suggestion which you say is required would be to offer as a conversation type the option of 'comment'. You asked in the email to post or make a comment yet you only offer "Question" "Idea" "Problem" and "Praise".
Pleasantly surprised to receive a monthly e-mail from my Automatic last night - glad to see that you are continuing to develop new ways to present data in an engaging and 'usable' way.
Any chance of doing the number crunching to allow for a similar view of previous months through the Dashboard (I have 2 years+ worth of data at the moment)? That way I can track whether summer vs winter makes a difference, and compare year to year. And it will give you something to do over the Thanksgiving break :-)
- Not sure if I've seen the a break down yet of gas milage based on city vs interstate speeds...maybe gas milage (as well as efficiency rating) 0-45 vs 55 to 70
I would like to see stats on engine temp over time. correlated with outside temp, and intake temp. Similar to the new battery graph function you have. I drive an older car and seeing what is going on is critical to keeping it running.
Also the app should give a alert for things like low battery or high engine temp. Though the engine high alert might have to be manually set.
Since you know my make, model and year of vehicle it would be great if you analyzed my gas mileage by adding in what my mileage should be for highway mileage and in town driving. You have my mpg at various speeds for the month. In this case you can see that most of my month has been under 40 mph.
This gives me an indication if I have any maintenance issues as well as how well I'm doing based on your algorithm for good driving.
I look forward to the official support for Canada so that I can recommend it to friends to help boost your sales.
Driving score is... kinda interesting, but can be misleading. There's a hill on my commute, for example, that I use zero gas on but on which I routinely "waste" gas by going over 70mph.
Having said that, having driving profiles (maybe with the smart tags) would also help knowing which driver is the one that's impacting the car score the most :-)
This kinda makes the monthly email very contradictory to what actually happened while I was driving.
I work in California providing analysis for large fleets. I think it would be cool if the monthly summary report included 1) what percentage of the trips you took fall within the range of a battery electric vehicle and 2) How much you would have saved by going electric (gas price - price for electricity used...)