suwaneedad
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Five Feature Improvements

Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:42 am

1. Light the door lock/unlock buttons on the inside of the doors. We're forever fumbling with it as we drop off an pickup kids at their various destinations at night.
2. Enable driver to define a home page setting on the display. I like one of the energy usage screens (right now). Don't make me push 5 buttons to get there (every time).
3. Enable turning off the charger from my iphone, not just turning on the charger. Same for climate control.
4. Enable other than 80% or 100% charge options. 90% for example.
5. Move the handle that opens the cover to the receptacle for charging. No need for it to be down low. It is used daily and should be easily located, and more durable than the existing one appears to be. If the current handle sustains 360x8 pulls during this vehicle's life in my life, I will be incredibly impressed.
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Re: Five Feature Improvements

Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:11 am

Wholeheartedly agree with point #2. At the very least, returning to the last-used screen seems to be an obvious omission.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: Five Feature Improvements

Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:31 am

#1 is necessary, and not difficult to do. We need it because the car always locks itself. Lighting up the window lock doesn't help, but proves they could light the unlock button instead.
#2 I have thought of but not so sure the programmers are that smart. Maybe have it return to that screen after you fool with the radio or heater, etc.

#6 Wife wants an accurate guessometer. I know that's far beyond their reach. I like this list because it is stuff they really can do. So here's a practical request: The option to just let us turn off the number!
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Re: Five Feature Improvements

Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:34 am

suwaneedad wrote: 2. Enable driver to define a home page setting on the display. I like one of the energy usage screens (right now). Don't make me push 5 buttons to get there (every time).
great ideas. as far as #2, i can do it in 2 button pushes. but that is the screen i wish i could go to as default. the Prius allows you to select the home screen.

another thing i have seen is that the door handle on the outside the way the sleeve slides out. more than a few times, it has stuck partly "extended". not sure this will stand the test of time either
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Re: Five Feature Improvements

Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:16 am

You forgot #0: get rid of the start-up "OK" screen!
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Re: Five Feature Improvements

Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:26 am

#7: create a mode to blow outside air over the front window only. The current foot/defroster mode, although energy efficient. leaves me with cold feet.

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Re: Five Feature Improvements

Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:45 am

suwaneedad wrote:1. Light the door lock/unlock buttons on the inside of the doors. We're forever fumbling with it as we drop off an pickup kids at their various destinations at night.
2. Enable driver to define a home page setting on the display. I like one of the energy usage screens (right now). Don't make me push 5 buttons to get there (every time).
3. Enable turning off the charger from my iphone, not just turning on the charger. Same for climate control.
4. Enable other than 80% or 100% charge options. 90% for example.
5. Move the handle that opens the cover to the receptacle for charging. No need for it to be down low. It is used daily and should be easily located, and more durable than the existing one appears to be. If the current handle sustains 360x8 pulls during this vehicle's life in my life, I will be incredibly impressed.
Some form of these suggested improvements were presented to Nissan at our Dec. 3, 2011 meeting at Google with the BayLEAFS. Nissan was presented hardcopies listing the suggested improvements, and some were discussed in presentations at the meeting. I have also discussed some of the suggested improvements at other meetings with Nissan. So they have the input, now we have to wait to see if anything happens in response to our requests.
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Re: Five Feature Improvements

Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:33 am

lukati wrote:#7: create a mode to blow outside air over the front window only. The current foot/defroster mode, although energy efficient. leaves me with cold feet.
yes!

And #8 allow fan to be turned on without the climate control having to be turned on.
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Re: Five Feature Improvements

Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:16 pm

#9 Sun visors that can extend. The existing ones have *zero* value. I have yet to find a situation where they actually were successful in blocking the glare from the sun.

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Re: Five Feature Improvements

Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:32 pm

I agree with most of these (though I haven't thought about the sun visors yet) and want to add:

10. Small LED that illuminates the charging connector when the charge door is open and the cord is not yet plugged in. (extra cool points if it is inside the connector itself, but anywhere inside the charge door would do)

Ingineer's idea for an EVSE connector that has an LED inside activated by the handle release button would also fill this need.

The headlights can help, but are not really the right tool for the job. I am thinking of adding a small light (perhaps just a little battery powered one inside the charge door) because it can be really dark where I park.

And of course +1 on option to display remaining charge in percent instead of guessed range.

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