beta testers sought for new tech for Prius c

Discussion in 'Prius c Fuel Economy' started by Pedal Logic, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. Pedal Logic

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    Hi Jayw13702 and tgpii,

    I'll keep you in mind if we don't get enough locals. Thanks for replying.

    Marc
     
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    I check all the boxes except the last, but I'm curious why hyper-miling techniques aren't a good match for evaluating the SmartPedal?
     
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    Hello, I’d be very interested in trying it out.

    I’m from San Diego and I check all the boxes.

    Let me know if you don’t get enough SF locals.

    Thanks
     
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    I’d be willing to try this - I already log mileage on a tank by tank basis.
    Unfortunately, I’m in Portland OR.

    How long is your test period? How do you correct your data for weather/temperature effects?
     
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    Hi skayaks,

    We focus on selling to fleet operators where the drivers are non-hyper-miling employees. Our goal is to find out how the different settings (i.e., SmartPedal driving modes) perform and "feel" from an experiential perspective.

    I'm personally kind of curious how SmartPedal would work in connection with hypermiling, but we've never actually tested that scenario. Maybe when we have a few units to spare (we're almost out of the first production) I can send you one to test—assuming you're interested.

    Marc
     
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    Hi jscoot,

    The testing will likely involve about three months to test six different driving modes. We like to see about 400 miles in each driving mode, which for most people is about two weeks of driving.

    In answer to your second question, it's very difficult to correct for weather/temperature in an outdoor test with a diversity of drivers, but we do what we can to minimize the issue by:
    1. focusing most of our testing in California where the temps/weather stays within fairly narrow bounds;
    2. asking drivers to note and estimate the effect of weather any particular test segment; and
    3. incorporating enough vehicles and miles into the testing process reduce noise in the data.
    For more exacting testing, we developed a test rig unique to the automotive industry that allows us to record real-world driving (pedal, braking, etc.) on city streets. We then play this data back in a vehicle on a closed course test track with corrections turned on and then off. During playback, our test rig controls the vehicle's acceleration and braking. You likely recognize this as class A/B testing. The entire process is repeated three times for noise reduction.

    The above is not a replacement for real-world testing though, or for the experiential feedback that we get from a diversity of drivers.

    I hope this answers your question.

    Marc
     
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    Hi @tgpii, @jscoot, @JOELPRIUSC,

    I can expand the testing outside the SF Bay Area to include any combination of the three of you. Just post here if interested and I'll PM a promo code to you. If you plug in the code when ordering through our site, it will zero out the product and shipping costs.

    Sorry, @Jayw13702, I would love to send one for you to test in the UK—SmartPedal is RoHS compliant—but I want to keep the testing "local" to this side of the Atlantic for now.

    Marc
     
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    Thanks Marc. If you ever have a spare unit for that type of testing I would be interested. When tracking mileage I do jot down the temp and road conditions, but winter weather casts a cloud o'er hypermiling in New England.
     
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    Noted. Second production is in process for delivery next month.
     
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    No worries, I completely understand.
    If however you do require a UK tester please keep me in mind


    2010 Gen 3
     
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    Yes, please feel free to DM me the code :)
     
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    I'm in LA and may be interested to test it.
     
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    I might be a good candidate

    I live in Los Angeles and commute about 300 miles a week I would say 85% of that is freeway, but not always clear (given LA traffic).
    about 34K on the odometer and I am definitely attentive to mileage (very reason I purchased the Prius C)

    My model doesn't come with cruise control!

    Let me know

    Thanks