battery plasmoid and remaining time..

Petri Damstén petri.damsten at
Thu May 14 11:55:06 CEST 2009

On Thursday 14 May 2009 12:13:22 Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> let me close with an example from the world of automobiles: ever notice how
> fuel gages show "how much is left in your tank" versus "how many kilometers
> you have left to go"? think about it. this is the exact same issue. now,
> either car manufacturers are simply overlooking an obviously great feature
> that would be trivial to implement in today's cars or we're doing something
> really stupid here.
> i'm guessing car manufacturers realize that it's safer to let the user
> guess based on the readout of the fuel level, their expected use of the car
> and their experience with that vehicle than leave people stranded and
> surprised because the car said it had 10 more kliks right before hitting an
> uphill incline.

I think I have seen several cars that estimate kilometers left with the 
current tank, like Volvo: 
but pictures show that not without problems...


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