Ather Labs has cooked up a new feature last week and it just might be your new favourite. Meet Trip Planner - a reliable cure to your range anxiety. It is available to all Ather Owners - 450, 450 Plus and 450X. It’s currently available in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune, with more cities going live soon!
First, you punch in a destination and Trip Planner considers the
Distance to the destination from current location
Current charge of the scooter
Estimate of the range based on your past riding patterns
Then, it tells you if you can make it to the destination without stopping to charge. You also find what the expected charge at the destination will be, based on its understanding of your riding style.
Say, the destination is 40 kms away and the scooter has 35% charge, as in, you don’t have enough charge to reach your destination. Then, Trip Planner
Finds a grid point best suited for your trip. When the grid point is recommended, the feature also checks the grid timing and whether or not it is functional.
Tells the charge remaining when you reach the grid point and how long you’ll need to charge.
If you feel that a grid point recommendation is wrong or a grid point is not recommended when it should be, you can raise the issue through the Feedback Screen on the Ather Labs Page.
Ready to add it?
To add Trip Planner:
Ensure your Ather App is updated to the latest version
Find Ather Labs on your Ather app.
Find ‘Trip Planner’ and click on ‘View’.
You can swipe through the carousel to understand its interface. Then, click on ‘Add this feature’.
There you go, no more mental calculations and optimistic guessing about your Ather’s range. Trip Planner has you covered.
I’m in Bengaluru. Is there any criteria like pincode check or something that checks whether the scooter is inside the serviceable city or on the outskirts? Because I was out of Bengaluru for a few days but now I’m back. If this is the case, Is this check one time or is it a real time check?
Even i live in Bangalore and have 450 generation 2, getting same error as mentioned above. It was working before now it gets stuck at loading page so i removed this trip planner feature and when tried to add again, throwing error