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TonyWilliams
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Re: Things that should and should not be automatic..

Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:14 am

BudRaymond wrote:What precludes a passenger from operating the menus while the driver is driving?
Nissan lawyers, courtesy of people who sue after a crash for their own stupidity.

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LTLFTcomposite
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Re: Things that should and should not be automatic..

Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:39 am

Instead of incessantly asking permission to share stats when you start the car, it should ask you a couple questions when you return home:

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ask q1: "Are you home for the night?";

If (answer to q1 is NO) 
{
   ask q2: "Do you plan to drive more than X miles this evening?" (where X is based on SOC);

   if (answer to q2 is YES)
   {
      automatically disable the timer;
      pop the charge port door open;
      remind the user to connect;
   }
}
else
{
   pop the charge port door open;
   remind the user to connect;
}
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LTL
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GroundLoop
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Re: Things that should and should not be automatic..

Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:19 am

If I'm more than 1 mile from home coordinates, disable the charge timer.

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planet4ever
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Re: Things that should and should not be automatic..

Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:34 pm

LTLFTcomposite wrote:it lost my indenting :cry:

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How to keep indentation:
     Use "Code" formatting.
            That also lets you align columns of tables.
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LTLFTcomposite
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Re: Things that should and should not be automatic..

Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:30 pm

planet4ever wrote:
LTLFTcomposite wrote:it lost my indenting :cry:

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How to keep indentation:
     Use "Code" formatting.
            That also lets you align columns of tables.
Ray
Thanks p4e... almost certainly the last thing I will learn in 2011, but quite a handy tip at that!

HNY!
LTL
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tps
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Re: Things that should and should not be automatic..

Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:21 am

GregH wrote:3: I personally do NOT like the auto locking doors at 15mph (or whatever).. there should be a way to disable this.
My Chevy Malibu autolocks when I put it in gear. So far, it has not bothered me because I have not had the need to open the door while the car is moving.

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Re: Things that should and should not be automatic..

Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:32 am

I would prefer if the doors unlocked when I put the vehicle in Park and still have it running.
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Re: Things that should and should not be automatic..

Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:16 pm

I would love the screen to default to the last screen you used.
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Re: Things that should and should not be automatic..

Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:52 pm

TonyWilliams wrote:
BudRaymond wrote:What precludes a passenger from operating the menus while the driver is driving?
Nissan lawyers, courtesy of people who sue after a crash for their own stupidity.
Yes, this is quite silly.

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vatavian
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Re: Things that should and should not be automatic..

Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:16 pm

I love my Leaf and I agree with much of this thread that a few small manual vs. automatic issues could be improved:

Asking every time it starts the nav

Asking to log in again on the iPhone and Android apps (log back in automatically and do what I asked, don't show an error message, make me log in again, then make me manually repeat my command.)

Auto locking but not unlocking when I put it in Park, so I have to find the un-lit unlock button to let my passengers out (Eventually I may learn where this button is by feel.)

Electric brake: Not a big deal but I prefer a manual lever or pedal. I can imagine the electric version engages more reliably for drivers who do not use enough force on the manual version.

Climate control: I mostly leave it off and just use the steering wheel heater so far. An obvious "fresh air only" mode would be nice, but it sounds like there is a way to get that already if I figure it out.

Being the passenger trying to mess with Bluetooth or nav and having it keep disabling everything each time the car starts moving. Maybe the screen could tilt out to face the passenger more and that could stop the automatic disabling?

My own additions that are not as related to the manual/automatic theme:
The display still says the charge timer is on even when I push the button to disable it. I think I understand why, but it is confusing.
The three blue lights speak their own alien language instead of being designed for humans. Why not display a few numbers and letters that let a Volt driver see when my Leaf will start or finish charging?

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