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#41 OFFLINE   nv rick

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 05:19 PM

From my post here:

I understand that ACC, both with and without grade assist should maintain the set speed, but wouldn't not using GA have a negative impact on the brake pads and rotors? GA uses engine braking which reduces the need for the brakes to maintain downhill speed.









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Posted 13 January 2015 - 11:32 AM

I understand that ACC, both with and without grade assist should maintain the set speed, but wouldn't not using GA have a negative impact on the brake pads and rotors? GA uses engine braking which reduces the need for the brakes to maintain downhill speed.


I believe you are correct for the FFH. Since our Fusion is an Energi we never filled the HVB where we needed engine braking. All our braking was done with regen, no brake pads & no engine braking.

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 01:20 PM

Is there an easy way to tell ahead of time when braking (with the pedal) will use friction braking instead of regen? Just observe the state of charge indicator and if it looks full to the top, then friction braking?


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Posted 13 January 2015 - 08:54 PM

Is there an easy way to tell ahead of time when braking (with the pedal) will use friction braking instead of regen? Just observe the state of charge indicator and if it looks full to the top, then friction braking?


If your battery is completely full that you will not get any regenerative braking. Otherwise, it's just a matter of braking gently to not exceed the 35 kW limit. The spinning regen circle on the dash does spin faster when you are getting more regen, but nothing indicates when you hit the limit.

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 09:05 PM

If your battery is completely full that you will not get any regenerative braking. Otherwise, it's just a matter of braking gently to not exceed the 35 kW limit. The spinning regen circle on the dash does spin faster when you are getting more regen, but nothing indicates when you hit the limit.

The empower display is very effective at letting you know where the threshold is between EV and ICE. It would be nice if there was something similar to make us aware of the friction braking threshold.  But, I can easily see that as being distracting/dangerous if we are focusing on that during braking instead of focusing on your driving during braking.


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Posted 13 January 2015 - 10:24 PM

The MKT doesnt have grade assist, and going down the hill of TN the rotors warped using ACC. Thankfully there wasnt much trafic so I was able to maintain speed and have them cool down. They trued up once cooled, but I thought for sure I was replacing rotors that night.


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 10:40 AM

The empower display is very effective at letting you know where the threshold is between EV and ICE. It would be nice if there was something similar to make us aware of the friction braking threshold.  But, I can easily see that as being distracting/dangerous if we are focusing on that during braking instead of focusing on your driving during braking.

The Prius does have this. The BRK display shows how close you are to exceeding the regen limit.


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 11:38 AM

The Prius does have this. The BRK display shows how close you are to exceeding the regen limit.

Dang.  Now I want it! ;)


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 01:01 PM

you want a PRIUS?  Your expelled for the day! 


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 03:15 PM

you want a PRIUS?  Your expelled for the day! 

 

 

Only the brake threshold inidcator, not the entire Prius.  I can't drive an egg with wheels.


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 05:48 PM

Gold star for you!  :)


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 02:09 PM

you want a PRIUS?  Your expelled for the day! 

At least he didn't say he wanted an Aztek.



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Posted 17 January 2015 - 04:47 PM

EWWW Ugliest vehicle EVER!

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 11:21 PM

At least he didn't say he wanted an Aztek.

It's hard to believe GM ever let a car (?) that poorly designed out the door, then I saw a Nismo Juke.

 

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 11:23 PM

oh man, not drunk enough to see that.

 

 

You know what they say, the drunker you get the prettier the girls are.


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 11:32 PM

Honestly you can put the new Jeep Cherokee right along those other two.

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 12:50 PM

I don't know about the Cherokee. I don't think it's that ugly. My dad wants a Cherokee.

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 02:15 PM

It's hard to believe GM ever let a car (?) that poorly designed out the door, then I saw a Nismo Juke.

 

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Are you sure it's not supposed to be Nismo "Joke"?



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Posted 18 January 2015 - 04:06 PM

I don't know about the Cherokee. I don't think it's that ugly. My dad wants a Cherokee.


It wouldn't be as bad if the color temperatures were the same between the three lights DRL - head lights - fog lights. That makes it look really hideous IMO.
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Posted 19 January 2015 - 08:25 PM

looks stupid with those skinny lights. Then again it is a jeep and I have yet seen a jeep driver that can drive one without ticking people off. Either racing it in and out of traffic or 10 under the speed limit on a 2 lane, no passing road.


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