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A Better Routeplanner - for Model X Too

Discussion in 'Model X: Battery & Charging' started by blincoln, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. blincoln

    blincoln Member

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    Hello Model X part-of-the-forum,

    I just wanted to mention A Better Routeplanner (ABRP) - for Teslas both in the car browser and at home. There is a long thread in the Model S forum about it, but since it is not at all restricted to Model S I thought I'd let you guys know too.

    Includes some nice features such as real-time car consumption follow-up while driving, beta navigation, a good and simple-to-configure consumption model, and just generally gives good plans (at least according to me). And it works exactly the same in the car as in your home browsers.
     
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  2. bartheungens

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    This looks very promising on my PC already, will try it in the car as well soon... Responsiveness will be depending on 3G connection I assume...
     
  3. beths11

    beths11 THE LONG RANGER

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    Thanks very much for this. I am wondering if setting for the "load" in the car would be helpful? When I take a trip, which requires planning my car will be fully loaded to the max weight allowed. Would the extra weight make a significant difference in mileage?
     
  4. blincoln

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    There are so many parameters which affect consumption - driving style is one of the more important. By looking at the Wh/mile statistics in your car you'll quickly learn how much you consume in your car, and I think that number is easier to handle than all the individual parameters (such as winds, temperature, road conditions, rims, tyres, load, ...).
     
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  5. Ambidexter

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    Hype hype! I have been very impressed with ABP. I input some drives we've done where Tesla Navigation underestimated drain (mostly due to elevation change) and when I enter my normal long-trip Wh/mi average (375) it's accurately predicting where we indeed have to stop.

    I have yet to try it in the car browser or with real time monitoring but blincoln, thank you for making it. Have you considered talking to Tesla about it?
     
  6. jsmay311

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    Idk. (Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but... ;) )I think would add a good amount of value to include load and, more importantly, exterior and cabin temps to the calculations, like EVtripplanner does. Temps can have a big impact, which can also be hard for the average joe to predict.

    As for simply predicting Wh/mile... someone might be used to mostly driving around town by themselves in mild temperatures, but then need to plan for a long-distance trip at fast highway speeds in cold temps with 3 other adult passengers. It will be difficult to predict how all of those factors combined will affect one's typical driving efficiency.
     
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  7. LovelyCarrot

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    Thanks OP. I will say it was more accurate with just basic settings than evtripplanner was even with a lot of fiddling. I mapped my recent trip from Seattle to Seaside in both tools. Although evtripplanner was a little more accurate given temp settings and tweaking, I had to discover a lot of tweak settings for my X to make it accurate. ABRP got within a couple % of my actual experience with no tweaks needed.

    I also mapped Seattle to Brinnon - ABRP took me on the ferry, EV took me around south sound. Again there may be a setting but ABRP seems a little more immediately intuitive.

    Personally I find the in-car Nav to be highly accurate, but it's great to have a secondary source for planning and "gut checking" the Tesla nav.
     
  8. padapada

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    Expecting my X in a few weeks, so can't say anything about accuracy. But will definitely use it when traveling from the Netherlands to Finland! Looks great!
     

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