v1.2 - Score Details

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● Tap your score to see a daily breakdown, total driving events for the week, and your ranking among Automatic drivers

We wanted to give folks a better sense of what their weekly drive score means and how it compares to others’. Now, just tap the score button and see a day-by-day graph of your score along with the total number of hard brakes, rapid accelerations, and time spent over 70 MPH. Switch weeks while score details are visible by tapping the next/prev buttons to see how your score changes week to week.



You can also see your percentile rank among all Automatic drivers. Here’s a fun fact about drive scores in general: we’ve noticed a significant upward trend since Automatic launched this summer, so don’t be surprised if you’re not alone with a high score. More on this in an upcoming blog post.

Click here to see an overview of all new features in v1.2.
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This is a step in the right direction, now if we could see bars like this for amount spent each day/week, miles driven each day/week. I know the developers really like this driving score, but it really is not nearly as helpful as seeing actual data like dollars/miles actually spent/driven each day/week.
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We also need to be able to see total overall MPG since inception. "Weeks" are such arbitrary time periods... what if I do a 10 day road trip that spans 2 weeks?
Silly. Please let us analyze the data for any given period, and at least... for the total monitored period. Thanks.
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Hey, that looks like my scores :)
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It looks like my husband's too. Meanwhile, I'm rocking a 90 at the moment. ;)
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I do too until the weekends and then the over 70 kills me on the multiple hour trips all of which are on 70-75 MPH highways. 6 hours on one trip over 70 hurts your score badly. Was in the bottom 11% last week after the campout to Galveston, and started off badly due to the return trip on Sunday. (although my MPG goes up as the Score goes down :) ).
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Yeah, the logic there is a little weird, I know. The 70 threshold is based on https://www.fueleconomy.gov/'s recommendation - which is actually 50 for optimal fuel efficiency. But we knew that was way too low due to average freeway speed limits. But we still wanted to keep it as close to that as possible while being somewhat realistic. 
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I've read that before with all the discussion of the drive score issues. I had always heard it was 45 though, maybe that's just old information. 

However It just does not seem to follow my observations. I've tracked my MPG long before i had Automatic. I used to have another device connected to the OBD port that did this in conjunction with my GPS, plus the car displays my average MPG. My unscientific analysis and record keeping (no controlled test, just real world usage), as long as I keep the RPM's under 2000 while highway cruising my gas mileage is consistently around the EPA stated mileage. And with the engine and transmission in my car I can easily stay under 2000 RPMS here is North Texas (flat or small hills that don't require much down shifting) only at about above 80 does the RPM's consistently stay over 2000 on flat terrain (love State Hwy 130 - 80 or 85 MPH speed limit depending on which section). 

The only real change I've observed in the three years I've had this particular vehicle was the change from "energy saving" tires to tires that don't make that claim. I have a hard time now getting better than the EPA rating for highway, where as it was originally a few miles over for the long flat high highway trips. 

This is one of the things I'm hoping to analysis more with the RTD, I've love to see a graph of MPG vs RPM, and get out on some highways around here and do some testing. 

As it is now I only use the score to help me in town and watch the quick accelerations and quick braking, the number doesn't mean anything to me :)
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Yeah, I completely ignore the drive score if I'm doing freeway road trips. Even in California, 70 MPH can be tough to maintain for a long haul. I know it's actually impossible on most Texas freeways. Reevaluating the drive score is something we'd like to do at some point but there've been a lot of other priorities that have taken precedence -- like building out the API platform and such. 

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