kevintylernelson
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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:40 am

Nubo wrote:In that movement lies superior accuracy. As you drive along with a "45" on your digital display, you are bouncing somewhere between the guardrails of 44 and 46, with no clue as to the magnitude and direction of drift. By the time you notice a change, I've already corrected. It's clearly visible whether the needle is at 45, or even tenth higher or lower, and the magnitude of any drift is apparent. Digits may be reassuring for people of a certain age, but they are not necessarily superior for every task. This is coming from someone with a 40 year career in I.T.. :)


I totally understand your point, the problem is that I would argue the vast majority of people do not care about the magnitude and direction of drift. This information only seems relevant if you are a mechanic or professional race car driver. The fact that I must continue to take my eyes off the road to see where a needle is pointing is way more dangerous than just glancing at a fixed digit that my brain understands instantly.

The funny thing is that this whole argument will be totally irrelevant when autonomous cars become the norm :lol:

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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:43 am

Got to drive the 2018 Leaf this weekend.
I must say. Nice car..
(Now, I'm still OK with my decision to go for a Bolt, but that was right for me..)

I really liked the dashboard driver's display, including the analog speedometer.
Maybe it's the old geezer in me (get off my lawn!!!), but I really liked the look, and it made me feel like I had a bit of a better feel for the acceleration and deceleration of the car...

If you get a chance to check out the new Leaf, you should...

desiv
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kevintylernelson
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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:04 am

desiv wrote:Got to drive the 2018 Leaf this weekend.
I must say. Nice car..
(Now, I'm still OK with my decision to go for a Bolt, but that was right for me..)

I really liked the dashboard driver's display, including the analog speedometer.
Maybe it's the old geezer in me (get off my lawn!!!), but I really liked the look, and it made me feel like I had a bit of a better feel for the acceleration and deceleration of the car...

If you get a chance to check out the new Leaf, you should...

desiv


I definitely plan on test driving it, but like you I won't be purchasing one either. I was one of the first people in line for the Model 3 preorder, so more than likely I'll be getting one when my current lease ends June 2018.. However, if that doesn't pan out for whatever reason, my choice will be for a 200+ EV. I test drove a Bolt about a month ago and it's a great car, definitely a contender as well. I really hope that one of these manufactures comes out with an SUV model by then though.

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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:24 am

Hello All;
I initially contributed to this post when the 2018 Leaf was introduced with the silly analog speedometer among everythng else digital. After driving my used 2015 leaf for over 6 months now, I can definitely say that my opinion about Nissan's decision to put an Analog speedometer in the 2018 leaf hasn't changed. I can definitely say that I love knowing exactly what my speed is at a glance without having to interpolate between the markings on an analog dial.

Bottom line - I am not upgrading my 2015 Leaf until the new model gets rid of that old fashioned analog speedometer or offers both options - analog and digital. With new display panel technology, it is very easy to give the customer the option of an analog display or a digital display with the touch of a button.

Tim

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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:50 am

wtdedula wrote:Hello All;
I initially contributed to this post when the 2018 Leaf was introduced with the silly analog speedometer among everythng else digital. After driving my used 2015 leaf for over 6 months now, I can definitely say that my opinion about Nissan's decision to put an Analog speedometer in the 2018 leaf hasn't changed. I can definitely say that I love knowing exactly what my speed is at a glance without having to interpolate between the markings on an analog dial.

Bottom line - I am not upgrading my 2015 Leaf until the new model gets rid of that old fashioned analog speedometer or offers both options - analog and digital. With new display panel technology, it is very easy to give the customer the option of an analog display or a digital display with the touch of a button.

Tim


Your assumption that a digital readout is more accurate is laughable but what's even funnier?

On my 2018, the analog speedometer will read "about" 67 mph while displaying "65" mph which is actually quite close according to speed tests taken.

My previous LEAFs, the digital speedometer was nowhere near as accurate.
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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:15 am

There are numerous low-cost OBDII plug-in HUD units on the market now. If the lack of big friendly digits is all that's keeping you from a 2018, there may be an easy fix. I love the idea of a HUD; although I'd want one with an analog speedo :P
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:30 pm

My previous LEAFs, the digital speedometer was nowhere near as accurate
.

With 16" wheels, the digital Leaf speedo is exactly 2 MPH high, like most speedos. I can set the cruise for 57MPH in a 55 zone, and every radar I pass will display 55MPH. Same with 30MPH zones, or 45. Calling the digital unit 'laughably' anything is about as accurate as...an analog speedo.
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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:47 pm

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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:52 pm

I understood when you wrote it. So the digital gauge is more accurate on the "new" Leaf, but tiny and buried in the dash. Hooray.
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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:13 am

DaveinOlyWA wrote:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XIG4h0VFq6VbXsNbYBspFqnPKlR3Acb_Lg/view?usp=sharing

Nissan has multiple ways to display the speed and they don't agree? :shock:
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