lincomatic wrote:I got rid of gid % last year on LeafCAN as well, and got some pushback. I just don't find it useful at all.
With the raw gids, I know exactly where LB and VLB are.
If you can remember 49 and 24, you can remember 17.4% and 8.5% for LBW and VLB, respectively. I want to see percent Gid.
Ya know, this stuff was figured out in aviation long ago (after plenty of crashes). Human factors just do not lend themselves to mental math and memorized numbers.
If I push the power up on that Big Jet 898 for take off, I don't really care if the turbine hot section is turning 123,456 RPM, or the exhaust pressure ratio is 87.654%. I do care that if I need full power, I want to see 100% power on the meter. My ten year old could figure that out. Actually, anybody driving my LEAF could figure out 100%. Even if it said 98.7%, they intuitively know it's mostly full. With 278 Gid displayed, there's nothing intuitive about that any more than 123,456 RPM.
My next adjustment that I've plugged for is Gid2%. I know it's not a big deal for many, but for folks like me who like accuracy and useful data, I want that same meter that reads 100% at max to read 0% when the party is over.
So, specifically, I want it to read the formula that Gary provided:
Full charge = 100 ((Gid - 7) / (281 - 7)) = 100%
where Gid is 281
Turtle = 100 ((Gid - 7 ) / ( 281 - 7)) = 0%
where Gid is 7
Then I want this percent to display a "Rated Range", just like Tesla:
Range = ((4 * 21) * 100% = 84 miles, which happens to be the exact 2013 LEAF EPA rating for 100% charge. Yes, it would be awesome to be able to select the economy to something other than 4, or nirvana would be to use the actual displayed dash economy since last reset !!! The default would be four.
When the car is at or very close to Turtle (it's not indexed on Gids), then the meter will show 0% and 0 miles.