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Eco drive on 500x

Is there a quick set up guide for eco drive in 500x? Got the app on iphone and that is working ok (most of the time anyway) However when I check the eco drive on my app it says " Warning no journeys for this car" should I be enabling something on the car. As far as I understand it I don't need to down load the system on to the PC as an iPhone will read the detail anyway
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Re: Eco drive on 500x

Look here: http://ecodrive.driveuconnect.eu/eco...n/Content.aspx

That's the official ecorive webpage :-)
So there might be some useful tips.
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Thanks Santa I had seen that. Gets me though is why it's supposed to work with Apple stuff but it needs Flash Player which you can't get (I don't think anyway) for an iPad. Any opened it up on PC and down loaded the app then to iPad. Still only says that I have to plug a USB stick in Then down load it. You can only down load to a PC not an iPad . The web page you gave defo stated that if Uconnect Live services are enabled (which it is ) then you don't need the USB the data is done automatically.

Will keep looking though at that site to see if there is anything I have missed. Thanks again for trying to help me.
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Re: Eco drive on 500x

I have it working fine on my iPhone 5s. I had same issue initially. What I needed to do was do a couple of journeys and log in and out a couple times and it works. No need for flash player.

Only one minor complaint is that it keeps defaulting to Km rather than miles even when I set my preferences.
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Thanks SKBar. Going down south tomorrow for a few days so will give it a chance over the period. Will let you know
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Thanks Santa I had seen that. Gets me though is why it's supposed to work with Apple stuff but it needs Flash Player which you can't get (I don't think anyway) for an iPad. Any opened it up on PC and down loaded the app then to iPad. Still only says that I have to plug a USB stick in Then down load it. You can only down load to a PC not an iPad . The web page you gave defo stated that if Uconnect Live services are enabled (which it is ) then you don't need the USB the data is done automatically.

Will keep looking though at that site to see if there is anything I have missed. Thanks again for trying to help me.
I'm sorry I can't help more, but I, unfortunetaly, doesn't have eco:drive in my Bravo.
I hope You figure it out.
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Re: Eco drive on 500x

Not yet looked at this for my 500X 1.4 MultiAir II Turbo but it would be interesting to see what sorts of MPGs people are getting from all 500X models/engines.
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Personally I've never been tempted to try anything like this, based on the fact that a) I'd rather work things out for myself, and b) I'm hurtling towards Old-git-dom at a frightening rate of knots and therefore anything that smacks of new technology is obviously the spawn of Satan. [Cries of: "Get back to 1974 yer silly old sod"]

One thing that became obvious from the late '90s onward is that engines were being optimised in pretty much the same way, either that or the gearing was almost identical.

For instance, the fish-faced Fiesta 1.25 Ghias I had around that time were geared in such a way that 2,000 rpm in each gear corresponded to 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 mph. Subsequent 1.6 Focuses (Focii?) were the same. Even my Panda MJ has the same speeds in gear. A noticeable exception being my 156 2.0 litre TS which is quite short geared, so much so that it pulls about 500 rpm more at 70 than the Panda.

The other aspect is that most diesels now produce maximum torque at around 1,800 rpm, and the curve is then pretty flat until about 3,500.

Much of this is down to engine management systems which mean petrol cars are quite often as tractable as a diesel used to be. In fact the gear change indicator on our Giulietta Multiair 170 keeps on telling me to change up at around 1,500 revs.

Personally, around town I try and change up at around the 2,000 mark on the Panda, Giulietta and the Zafira I use at work. Mind you, that's an example of the gap between older and newer engines as the 1.7 in the Vauxhall can trace its ancestry right back to the first of the FWD Cavaliers. It's as flat as a three day old pint of dark mild until it gets to the aforementioned 1,800 revs whereupon it starts picking up and then goes berserk until about 3K when the engine decides its had enough and takes its ball home.

As for mpg, although these aren't exactly direct comparisons, the Giulietta seems to be getting high 30s on mostly urban commutes and low 40s on motorway runs and cross country drives, but these are just estimates as I've yet to check it brim to brim. A similar car, but with a different kind of engine was a Mokka diesel I used recently. It was the 4X4 version which I presume is a part time jobbie like the 500X Cross. Using a more mature version of the Zafira's 1.7 diesel it gave me 41 mpg (worked out) which wasn't exactly what I was expecting.

Another, completely different, car I used recently was a Mercedes C220 CDi which on mixed urban, rural and motorway running gave around 35 mpg.

Methinks we're being taken for a ride by car makers when it comes to fuel consumption.

As for the MA engine, so far, leaving the DNA thingy wotsit in N and changing up at 2,000 revs as mentioned before seems to do alright. When Mrs. Beard uses it for a few weeks the trip computer thingy shows about 38mpg, when I use it for a while it shows 42 as I tend to be more disciplined (anal?) than she is. I know trip computers can be inaccurate, but 38 & 42 mpg seems about right. If I'm mooching around then 2,000 rpm it is, but if I have to go past that then I quite often block change up, for instance from 2nd to 4th.
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Re: Eco drive on 500x

well way off my original post but that's forums for you lol. However I am getting around the 40 mark on petrol. The talk about revs would be over the top for me. I want to drive it not be looking at revs all the time. If I am going fast enough I can often miss a gear and go straight to sixth anyway. The fuel tank is a little smaller anyway on the 500x .
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well way off my original post but that's forums for you lol. However I am getting around the 40 mark on petrol.
Which petrol version of the 500X?
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Re: Eco drive on 500x

1.4 Lounge Multiair (140bhp) in Metalic Bronze. Just couldn't afford the 4x4 lol.
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So far (378 miles) I have managed only 36.7 mpg with 500X 1,4 Multiair auto hope it gets better soon
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Re: Eco drive on 500x

Well the Eco drive kicked in today on app. How the heck do you set the fuel cost. Would love to be paying .89 a litre lol
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So far (378 miles) I have managed only 36.7 mpg with 500X 1,4 Multiair auto hope it gets better soon
Hi ,what auto gearbox have you got in your 1.4 multi air, as the range of engines and gearboxes is a bit confusing,ive ordered a 9 speed auto 1.4 170bhp cross plus,thanks for any info for a newbie.
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