2018/10/20

Interactive Maps

The new version of Hybrid Reporter allows live browsing of map data.
You can see where and how you performed in EV, Glide, Braking and fuel consumption, with real time zoom and pan.

2018/10/17

Engine Stats

The new release of Hybrid Reporter adds a statistics page.


You can see actual engine usage in hours over a selected period of time.


Running time is an important parameter in evaluating engine wear: for example, oil lifetime can be estimate by hours rather than kilometers.
Statistics are provided based on data collected by Hybrid Assistant: consistent results are possible only if Hybrid Assistant is used on every trip of the car.

Disclaimer:
The development team of Hybrid Assistant strongly advise to strictly follow Toyota guidelines for periodic maintenance.
Data provided by the Hybrid Reporter statistics page can be used for informational purposes only.

2018/10/14

Safety first

Use a phone holder that allows you to always keep your eyes on the road.
Color coding of Hybrid Assistant screen elements will trigger your peripheral vision if something requires your attention.
The Panel Assistant option will automatically select the most appropriate display element based on the driving context.


2018/10/12

OpenStreetMaps

Hybrid Reporter now uses OpenStreetMaps for map rendering.
Maps are not static anymore: you can zoom and pan them.
Legend and scale reference are also included.


2018/10/09

Using HyBall during cruise

Using the petrol engine consumes fuel.
You can try to minimize that by maintaining your car in heretical mode as much as possible.
While the engine is on, keep HyBall inside the white circle and you will achieve heretical mode.


Using HyBall during glide

After an acceleration, you can turn off the petrol engine and use HyBall to perform a perfect glide.
When the piston icon is off, keep the HyBall inside the white circle to glide with little or no battery usage.
Once a minute, a glide score histogram will appear on the screen, evaluating your performance.

Using HyBall during S1

Moving the car during the S1 phase usually drains the battery.
Following the HyBall guidance, you can drive your car during S1 and not deplete the battery.
Just keep the ball inside or below the white circle.



2018/10/07

HyBall Tutorial

The HyBall gives suggestions on accelerator pedal usage.
Try to keep the ball inside the white circle, since this is the position that usually gives the best results in fuel efficiency.

If the HyBall is over the white circle, release accelerator pedal and the ball will go down.

If the HyBall is below the white circle, you can press the accelerator pedal a little more.

Note:
A good adapter and a fast phone are essential for good results: an OBDLink adapter is mandatory for 4th generation HSD cars.
It's strongly advised to use a HUD or HUD-like placement for the phone, so you can keep your eyes on the road at all time.

Disclaimer:
Suggestions provided by Hybrid Assistant, during the usage of the HyBall feature, can not account for road conditions: the driver is the only responsible for evaluating and applying them only if they do not pose any danger to driver, passengers and surrounding cars and people.

2018/10/04

HyBall

The new release of Hybrid Assistant introduces the HyBall.



This gauge is made of a colored ball and a white circle.
You can control the position of the floating ball using the accelerator pedal: pushing the pedal will cause the ball to float upward, while easing the pressure will bring the ball lower.

The HyBall will help you getting the most from your car in different scenarios:

  • During the S1 phase, the HyBall allows to calibrate power to move the car without draining the HV battery.
    Keep the ball green and in the lower half.
    If the ball goes over the white circle, HV battery will be used for moving.

  • While in EV mode, the HyBall guides the driver to achieve a perfect glide.
    Keep the ball in the center.
    If the ball is green, you'll have a good glide score, that will be displayed in the glide chart panel.

  • When the engine is running, the HyBall helps reaching heretical mode.
    When the ball is in the center, you're in heretical mode.
    Green color will turn lighter as the condition will get more stable.

  • When an idle check is pending, the HyBall will advice the driver to release the accelerator pedal, to allow the car to perform the check.


  • During a brake, the ball position will be linked to the brake pedal.
    Pushing the pedal will push ball up, as with the accelerator pedal.
    Ball color is green when regenerative braking is in effect and position is relative to energy recovery.
    Try to keep the ball in the center for maximum energy harvesting.


Note:
A good adapter and a fast phone are essential for good results: an OBDLink adapter is mandatory for 4th generation HSD cars.
It's strongly advised to use a HUD or HUD-like placement for the phone, so you can keep your eyes on the road at all time.

Disclaimer:
Suggestions provided by Hybrid Assistant, during the usage of the HyBall feature, can not account for road conditions: the driver is the only responsible for evaluating and applying them only if they do not pose any danger to driver, passengers and surrounding cars and people.

HA version 240

Some changes in version 240

- SOC icon color scale changes: no more yellow if under 60
yellow is now triggered when EV mode is no more available, so over temperature 45C and under 50% (I care about leaving car at >50% at night, so I can exit garage in EV next morning)

- thermometer icon changes to red if any powertrain component is red (ICE, MG or inverter)

- color of ICE temperature is now yellow when raising, since using orange was interpreted as an error condition by some

- RPM icon is now back to green-yellow scale
no more red during S1: advising user is now powerball job