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Q:

Can you explain how idle time is measured?

A:

Both Idealease's engine manufacturers explain with some complexity, their definition of idle time, but after combing through each version extensively, it comes down to a few basic premises:

  1. The engine is on
  2. No speed is detected
  3. RPM in normal idle range (generally defined as under 750)

So when the vehicle is stopped at a stoplight, it is measuring idle time. Rest assured that there are many areas of improvement that can be focused on before reaching the level of managing traffic pattern awareness.