Trip computer?

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Weedman
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Trip computer?

Post by Weedman » Sun May 30, 2021 9:39 am

Isn't it a bit odd that a car controlled by computers doesn't have a .... trip computer?

I am a newbie however - perhaps it's hidden somewhere in the menus and I haven't found it yet.

Three weeks into ownership, and really enjoying it.

scott28tt
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Re: Trip computer?

Post by scott28tt » Sun May 30, 2021 9:42 am

Vehicle > Data in the infotainment system.

You can also get information if you scroll the infotainment screen to the side twice.
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Weedman
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Re: Trip computer?

Post by Weedman » Sun May 30, 2021 10:45 am

Thanks for that - but as far as I can see that only gives you how many miles you are doing per kWh.

What about average speed, journey time, journey distance?

HeidiFlowerpt Driver
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Re: Trip computer?

Post by HeidiFlowerpt Driver » Sun May 30, 2021 1:49 pm

I think the screen that Scott has pointed you to does provide Journey time and Journey distance, if you're looking at the 'since start' page. I think it gives average speed too, unless my memory fails me.
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Weedman
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Re: Trip computer?

Post by Weedman » Mon May 31, 2021 9:00 am

Sorry, I haven't really made myself clear.

In my previous car - Focus ST - it had two trip computers. One I let run for lifetime figures, and the other i reset at the start of, say, a holiday, to give me total miles, mph and consumption on the holiday.

The id3 only has Since Start, Long Term, and Since Charge - nothing I can reset for a trip. Again, unless I'm missing something. I don't want to reset long term because I like to know the lifetime figures for the car.

Just seemed strange not to have that on a computer controlled car.

HeidiFlowerpt Driver
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Re: Trip computer?

Post by HeidiFlowerpt Driver » Mon May 31, 2021 12:44 pm

Hmm. You've raised an interesting issue. I see what you mean.

The 'Long Term' figures aren't the lifetime of the car, though. Mine is showing the mileage I've done since it had its 2.1 software update. I haven't tried resetting it.

The odometer reading you see in the instrument binnacle is the lifetime of the car.
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monkeyhanger
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Re: Trip computer?

Post by monkeyhanger » Mon May 31, 2021 1:49 pm

Long term info resets itself after 100 hours of driving.

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