SmartPedal utilizes probabilistic analysis to identify when unwanted changes in power occurs and how much correction to apply. To make a fuel-saving correction, the system must first reach a threshold determination that a change in power was most likely unwanted.
The variables that control the threshold are contained in the advanced driving modes to control. By switching between these modes, you can change the frequency and extent of corrections.
SmartPedal ships in Mode 3 by default which is designed to be unnoticeable for most drivers and yet deliver strong mileage performance. In our view, this mode usually represents the best compromise between better mileage and preserving the driving experience.
The more conservative Modes 1 and 2 are designed to make adjustments invisible to all drivers. Modes 4 and higher are increasingly aggressive and noticeably impact mileage, but are designed to generate better mileage.
If your SmartPedal includes a Mode 6, this is our "super eco" mode. The settings in Mode 6 significantly overcorrect the pedal signal, resulting in a very noticeable lower rate of acceleration. We recommend this mode only for owner drivers and not for employee drivers as the latter will often compensate by over accelerating.