Record Mileage (Odometer) on the app!

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If you can record the mileage on the app (maybe next to the date and time or something like that) would be amazing!

I am a contractor and I know this would help me and any other contractor out!
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Hi All, 

I want this too.  Badly.  There are so many amazing use cases that can be built off of directly recording mileage.  And we'll continue to work on a way to deliver this well.

Believe it or not odometer is not available as one of the standard data fields from the car's data port--it is something that the individual car makers control tightly.  It is theoretically possible, but we'll need to come to an agreement with each manufacturer.  So it's a business not tech issue.

As for just collecting a start mileage and then summing up the trips thereafter, there's a challenge there in that we know we'll be creating an imperfect experience because we cannot guarantee that we'll have a perfect record of your trips and wouldn't want an 'estimate' of mileage that was likely to diverge from truth.

Adam