PedalLogic wrote:Newest videos for calibration and changing modes. We changed the software about two weeks ago and were playing catch up on this item.
Thanks, Marc! Those are very helpful and they now match what I am seeing here.
RegGuheert wrote:1) The unit is compact and appears to be well-made, at least the little bit of it that can be seen from the outside.
Thank you. Your feedback makes me think that at some point I should create a montage showing off the (also) high-quality components inside SmartPedal.
That would be cool!
PedalLogic wrote: RegGuheert wrote:
3) I'm convinced that the lights do not flash in the manner described in this note
. Specifically, it seems that the LED never stopped flashing.
You are right. We just changed this sequence in the last couple weeks. Originally, after the boot sequence completed, we turned the LED completely off in order to save power. A large number of our testers interpreted this "off" as a broken unit, so we added the green heartbeat.
That agrees with what I see here.
PedalLogic wrote:Incidentally, the LED heartbeat really is timed to the rate of a human heart.
I don't know about you, but I came equipped with a variable-rate heart.
RegGuheert wrote:Sorry, but we don't yet know one way or the other whether or not the SmartPedal is saving energy. My wife said she did feel a difference in how the car drives, but she had a lunchtime outing which increased consumption over a normal commute. I'll let her drive it in this mode (whatever it is) for a while to see if we can detect any difference in energy usage.
We recommend comparing 400 miles pre/post installation to have a large enough sample size for confidence.
That approach is actually a bit problematic since the temperature here is dropping rapidly as we enter fall. If we compare the efficiency this fall with what was achieved over the summer, then we likely would see it *drop*.
RegGuheert wrote:Ultimately I'd like to see her move to Mode 6.
Mode 6 is an example of over-correction: we set the required level of confidence for a correction to a really low level, which means the device continually overcorrects. Fair warning: especially on city streets, it will feel very slow. It's really for mileage fanatics.
Thanks for that! "Mileage fanatic" would not be a good description for my wife even though she has gotten quite adept at getting to work and back with more energy remaining in the battery than she used to. I think we will stick with Mode 4 for a while and will only move to Mode 6 when we are getting more desperate to extract more mileage from the vehicle.
RegGuheert wrote:Of course, not having ever done this myself nor ever having seen any video, perhaps that is not what is intended. Can you please clarify?
The two videos posted immediately above should address your remaining questions, but please let me know if additional info would be helpful. Support section gets updated tomorrow to reflect the same, fyi.
I don't see any changes to the written procedure for changing operating modes, yet. The only change I see is the addition of a mention of the heartbeat at the end of the note.
I would like to second mhramr's request for information about the available modes. It would be great to read a description of each of the modes and your recommendations about when and/or why your customers should choose each mode. TIA!
Thanks again for all your efforts and for providing this additional information, Marc!