Safety Score App – Hard Braking Too Sensitive



Improve the way the safety score app flags hard breaking.  Accept using regen braking and allow hard breaking without flagging hard breaking score if someone cuts in front of you as is common in many areas.


The current beta safety score looks at the percentage of time spent hard braking as a safety criterion. But it does not appear to include slowing using regenerative braking as part of the braking baseline when doing the calculations. So a driver that uses regenerative braking for almost all braking (very safe, good for efficiency, good for brake wear), and only applies the brakes when something unusual happens (e.g., someone cuts in front of you) will consistently get a low score. Suggestion: Include regenerative braking as braking when doing the calculations.

Moderator: There are plenty of situations that require hard breakings.  For example, on the Pasadena freeway (the first USA freeway), many exits require going from 55 mph to 5 mph in 100 feet or so as the poorly designed exits require a sharp right turn.



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     Created 18-Oct-2021