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ID.4 Self-reported trip database.. any interest?

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This popped into my mind a few days ago while reading a thread about route planning.

I wanted to put this out there and gauge any interest in creating a self-reported route database of longer road trips. Basically what I am thinking is setting up a Google doc spreadsheet (or something similar) with various different data elements. The idea being anyone can access and see if anyone's entered a route or similar they're trying to plan and want some info from folks who've already driven it. I know there are planning apps, but they aren't perfect and often can't really account for real word conditions (I know some apps like ABRP have additional functionality, but it isn't free and I think requires additional hardware?)

Some thoughts ive had (these are just ideas, absolutely open to removing some and including others) about possible info to include:
  1. starting destination (at a minimum a city but I'm thinking a POI nearby, i.e., walmart)
  2. End destination
  3. charging stops used along the route(and addresses),
  4. weather (temp, time of year),
  5. road conditions,
  6. Traffic
  7. Speeds
  8. battery % when starting, at charging stops and ending,
  9. total miles driven,
  10. other context/considerations
  11. etc.,
I'm not sure if anything like this already exists, but just as an idea, it seems like it could be a useful tool for planning longer road trips in an ID.4. It obviously requires self reporting which has limitations, but it could at least help give folks a starting point.

Assuming there is interest, I definitely have no issues setting something like this up for public access.
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It will require great amount of time and knowledge to make it work......and have it free for others to use...most difficult part is going to be obd2 dongle and integration and formulas to show the data that people are actually interested....and on top of that you will need specific PID addresses to pull this data.
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