Speed limit in my area is frequently 70 or 75 mph. Therefore I constantly get speed warnings on my commute.

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I've only taken 1 trip to work so far, as I've just received the Automatic beta unit. However, if following the speed limit set at 75 mph, I get a speed warning every few seconds. This response seemed intermittent, as I slowed down, then sped up again to hold at 75 and it stopped beeping at me.

Does it only give the warning upon initially hitting 70 mph, or is it supposed to constantly warn once you hit 70 mph +?
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This has been a great, and lively discussion about the speed threshold. And there's another one going on over here and over here.

It certainly is a "hot button topic" as dianebrat has pointed out. She's also made a good point and I do think there's some confusion caused by the name of the feature. The speed threshold is not meant to be a monitor of whether or not you are exceeding your local speed limit at any given time but it's meant to indicate that you've exceeded a speed threshold that has been proven to cause less fuel efficiency in most cars. The source for this can be seen here.

While our threshold of 70 is certainly already exceeding the limit for optimum fuel efficiency, we chose that as the threshold because it covers most U.S. freeways, and driving under the actual recommended threshold on many freeways would be a traffic hazard. If we set the threshold at the actual recommendation of 50 MPH can you imagine how incensed Automatic users would be then?! ;)
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Please see the reply from our Chief Product Officer in this other speed threshold topic.
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Greetings everyone! I have some exciting news regarding this idea: it's implemented :) 

In our latest release for iOS, we implemented the adjustable high speeds threshold feature. You can read more about how the feature works hereKeep in mind that for now your drive score is still impacted by how much time you spend over 70 MPH, regardless of your custom speed threshold. We’re already working on an update to address this issue, so stay tuned.

Please note that your firmware must have the latest version (0.9.7). Once you download the v2.0 of the app, you’ll need to connect to your Link once before the feedback threshold will appear under the “High Speeds” menu.
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Hi All. I wanted to let you know that the Custom High Speeds Threshold is now available for Android :) You can read more about the feature in our blog post and this FAQ. Keep in mind that your Drive Score is still impacted by how much time you spend driving over 70 MPH. We are, however, working to refine how we calculate Drive Scores, and this will be addressed in a future update to the app.

Please note that this feature requires firmware version (0.8.64). Once you download v1.1 of the Android app, you'll need to connect to your Link and complete a trip before the feedback threshold will appear under the "Speeding" menu.
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