SUGGESTION: software improvements for new Prius AWD

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    Hello

    Hello

    I bought an Italian version of Prius AWD and I like it.

    Anyway, I have some small improvements to suggest to the technical people at Toyota.
    I think implementing these tips should be easy by fw update to almost all recent Prius models.
    I have published the list wish here because it is not easy to find who to contact in Toyota for
    pro-positive improvements from customers

    IDEA A:

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    I like this display setup when driving but it's missing some information on car status.
    To improve the Prius AWD cockpit.

    1- I would like to know the battery charge status or gasoline consumption bar
    that should be displayed in empty orange arrow position (I like RSA is moved on right of 2nd display)
    2- In the green zone I would like to read the road name where I am driving ( I have the navigator)

    IDEA B:
    I paid for TPMS and I aspect to read the tires pressure on screen when tires are cold and starting a trip
    (suggestion: at side position of each wheel when the AWD torque screen is displayed )

    IDEA C:
    The RSA sometimes wrongs to read speed limits in Italy because road signs are often complex here
    (i.e.: the limit is just for lorry or just on case of fog)
    So, I suggest to add an Nav. option to always display the road limit stored in the map.

    IDEA D:
    we often are following the same roads periodically because of: job, office, home..
    and navigator should learn and store the overpass and points of bigger effort for engines
    tuning in optimal way the battery charges to improve gasoline saving (as Ioniq already does ?)

    IDEA E:
    5- when you visualize the magnetic compass and the navigator is installed,
    in the second display there is space to inform the name of the road where you are driving ( green arrow)

    IDEA F:
    When you turn and active the yellow lights (without the mechanical click and hold) the Prius makes 3 flashes. But if you are closing the turn at third flash the flashes should be extended to max 5 by LNA that should detect the lane is under the car

    IDEA G:
    when Parking I usually trust to parking sensors feedback
    in this case sensors haven't detect a solid brick wall. I was lucky I haven't crashed
    Please improve the front park sensor sensitivity.

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    IDEA H:
    My eStore is empty... that is ok ?

    best regards and add your suggestions to thread

    matteos
     
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    I apologize pictures are missing

    in IDEA A:

    in IDEA G:

    best regards
     

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    welcome!
    great ideas, thank you!(y)
     
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    idea H2:
    When I am using and displaying navigator info in display 2 I dislike to be forced with the same information in HUD also clicking on switch there is no way to change nav info displayed in HUD for long distance (3Km). (see picture green arrow)

    Idea I:
    I would like a way to see the water and oil engine temperature to know when I ask more as speed acceleration

    Idea L:
    I would like to set fine the radio/nav lcd display luminosity and contrast.

    Idea M:
    If I am pump loud radio volume it’s hard to hear the navigator voice

    Idea N:
    the engine gasoline consumption bar ( red arrow in picture ) is very useful tool for efficiency driving,
    so I would like it in HUD

    best regards

    matteos
     

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    Idea O:

    I would love to know the quality of gasoline refuel just done. there is an gasoline octane sensor in Prius ?
    :)
     
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    LOL, new prius owners :p toyota is tone deaf, and unfortunately, don't pay attention to this board.

    you can probably get a lot of the things you are looking for with a good phone app
     
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    Idea O:

    when the reverse gear is engaged, the passenger's rear-view mirror must lower to allow you to see the edge of the road and facilitate maneuvering. (in the view of the rear camera in a button that lowers the passenger mirror when I need it)
     
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    Idea Q:
    With JBL audio I wish AptX codec when Prius is connected with cellular phone to improve audio quality playback.

    Idea R:
    I wish cornering lights when turning at low speed
     
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    I suspect what legacy companies do pay attention to such requests, but it's so hard to change anything quickly (= turning around a supertanker) because of the decision-making hierarchy.

    And I also wonder why they don't sell the customers interface software that would allow deep customization of the readouts and some functional algorithms, from a connected computer and not from the screen itself for convenience and flexibility. Almost like designing one's own web page - within reason of course, to avoid jeopardizing safety or fuel efficiency (which has a strong environmental protection implication as well).
     
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    yeah, they won't answer those questions either :rolleyes:
     
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