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Posted by Jack Gillis on February 8, 2009, 3:13 pm
Let's see if I can explain my problem regarding the Consumption screen on
the Touch Screen.

We often drive about 25 miles down the interstate with about 5 minutes on
each end of the trip on city streets. After about the first 5 minutes the
screen shows a little more that 25mpg in the first bar. Once we get on the
interstate, the second bar(5-10) begins to fill and after a short time it
gets to little more than 25mpg. As time goes on duing the second interval,
the first bar (0-5) jumps up to a little less than 50 mpg and the second bar
stays around 25 mpg.  This sequence continues as time passes and the
remaining  bars fill and the preceding bar jumps up to almost 50 mpg as did
the first bar during the second interval. The overall average at the bottom
of the screen usually shows between 45 mpg and 48 mpg for the total trip
which seems about right.

It is strange that the preceding bar would change after its time frame had
passed. What in the software would account for that?

I will appreciate any insight into this.

Thank you very much.

Posted by greenpjs on February 8, 2009, 4:47 pm


The bars shift as a new one is created every five minutes.  The one on
the right is always the newest.  The next one is 5 minutes old.  The
next one is 10 minutes old, etc.

Posted by Jack Gillis on February 8, 2009, 7:33 pm

Thank you very much.

I didn't realize that was the progression of the bars.  I will take a look
at it with that view in mind.

Posted by Jack Gillis on February 8, 2009, 11:26 pm

I didn't make it to next Wednesday.  We took a short ride up the interstate
this afternoon and found your explanation was right on.

Thank you very much.

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