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Old 25-08-2008   #1
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Question FIAT ecoDrive

Has any one any more information on when this product will be available so i can down load it into my 500??

Looking forward to seeing it in operation.
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Re: FIAT ecoDrive

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Has any one any more information on when this product will be available so i can down load it into my 500??

Looking forward to seeing it in operation.

No idea. I think all it is is software you load on to you PC and onto Blue&Me via USB storage device. It then collects stats on your driving and records logs. You load the logs onto you PC and it shows you where your going wrong so you can correct your driving for better economy.

Unfortunatly as ever Fiat are very scarce on infomation online about their brilliant systems!.
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But where do we get it from??? and when will it be available???

FIAT announced it over a year ago !!!!
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Re: FIAT ecoDrive

So what is the latest news on FIAT's ecoDrive???

Has anyone actually got it???

Is FIAT going to release it???? When????
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Re: FIAT ecoDrive

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So what is the latest news on FIAT's ecoDrive???

Has anyone actually got it???

Is FIAT going to release it???? When????
Heard on the QT that !beepbeepbeep! in the 500 section had it. I am waiting confirmation as I have asked the same question.
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Re: FIAT ecoDrive

I asked the question on the fiat.co.uk page

When is ecodrive?

I got this reply

"Dear Mr Philip,

Thank you for contacting the Fiat Information Centre.

The Eco Drive will be available very soon in the UK.

There will be a link on our Fiat.co.uk website in the next few weeks
where you will have the opportunity to enter your details and get any
information you need.

For customers already using Blue&Me in their vehicles, there will be the
option to download a software to test on their vehicles.

In the meantime, you may check the link below which explains the use of
the Eco Drive :

http://www.fiat.co.uk/Content/?id=10865

If you require further assistance or need to know the whereabouts of
other authorised Fiat dealership please go to www.fiat.co.uk or
alternatively give us a call on 00800 3428 0000. Any one of our
Customer Service Representatives will be happy to assist with your
enquiries. We are here to help Monday to Saturday 9am - 6pm.

Ciao,
"

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Re: FIAT ecoDrive

Indeed it does seem to becoming available in October.

h**p://www.just-auto.com/article.aspx?id=96163

I must say I'm looking forward to seeing how useful this is going to be.
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Re: FIAT ecoDrive

Woot finally !
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Re: FIAT ecoDrive

Apaprently it's available here for Grande Punto and 500 cars:

h**p://www.fiat.co.uk/ecodrive/#ecodrive/download
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Re: FIAT ecoDrive

it works a treat for me, just have to wait the 5 days now while it collects more data on my driving...
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Re: FIAT ecoDrive

Followed the instructions to the letter, downloaded the files to USB stick, plugged it into car, turned on ignition and waited..and waited... and, well you get the picture. It never displayed anything on screen to show it was installing so I left it 10 mins and zilch.
No message to say "UPDATE COMPLETE" in the display and no trace of it in the menu.
One thing I thought of afterwards is that maybe the files in the cab rar file should be extracted first.
Gavin was yours just a straightforward install???
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Re: FIAT ecoDrive

for me it was no trouble,

i installed the pc software, it asks to insert the usb stick and then select it from an available list of drives: (note, USB drive not shown - only hard disks, but you get the picture)



it then put a folder called 'iFiat' on the usb stick and an 'install.inf' file on there.

i then took it and plugged it in the car, engine totally off, then waited 5seconds for the light on the drive to stop flashing and then turned the ignition on to enable the electronics to work. i forget what that setting is called! then it took 10seconds or so to install, the 'voice' telling me it was installing.

my usb stick is FAT32 formatted, not NTFS or FAT.

when it had installed i put it back in my pc, the install.inf file had gone, and so too had the installation CAB stuff you mentioned.


hope some of this helps!

edit: ive got a grande punto by the way... doubt that makes a difference though.

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Re: FIAT ecoDrive

mine was also a straight forward install the only issue I had was that the memory stick was pretty full and the car told me this and said it would save the data to internal memory (she is soo clever). Having deleted a few songs its now is saving to the stick.
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Re: FIAT ecoDrive

Downloaded mine last night, easy and trouble free install. Just need some data now.
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