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MisterT

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Re: Lightfoot
« Reply #25 on: 19-08-20, 06:42PM »
I quite enjoy being spoken down to by lightfoot. My 25 years experience of driving Is worthless. I feel that I am worthless too. Could you class this as modern bullying. Usually I go home and kick my dog after my shift with light foot.

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Re: Lightfoot
« Reply #26 on: 19-08-20, 07:53PM »
It would be bullying if they were proper managers, they're only pseudo-managers in a Mickey Mouse company that pays them below market rates for the position. Retail managers in general aren't really managers, they generally lack the education, but Tesco is as bad as it gets.

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Re: Lightfoot
« Reply #27 on: 20-08-20, 09:02AM »
Why is large format so bloated in terms of hierarchy? A flat structure like it is in convenience would surely help with some of these issues?

Administrator Comment Topic is Lightfoot, a driving 'aid' ( :D ) in dot com vans.
« Last Edit: 20-08-20, 10:38AM by Nomad »

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Re: Lightfoot
« Reply #28 on: 24-10-20, 08:47PM »
Hey, been trying to figure out how to start a new thread, and finally realised I needed to pay for it. 😆

Anyhoo, it's a Lightfoot question, so I'll just post here.

A few drivers in our store are somehow scoring 100%, reliably, every week.
How is this possible?
Has someone figured out a trick to fool it?

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Re: Lightfoot
« Reply #29 on: 24-10-20, 10:02PM »
Drive like a Sunday driver.

gomezz

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Re: Lightfoot
« Reply #30 on: 25-10-20, 09:06AM »
I suspect all those 99/100 percenters are the Click & Clock drivers who trundle the picks over from dot.com across the car park to the pod.
"The progress of the kart is more important than its direction"

gaz123

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Re: Lightfoot
« Reply #31 on: 26-10-20, 11:26AM »
I thought it wasn't possible to score 100% on Lightfoot? 99% is the maximum? Even to score a solid 99% across a week, you'd have to be driving dangerously - pulling out of slip roads and onto roundabouts at barely more than walking pace and accelerating dangerously slowly. To anyone who knows how the system works and how bad it is, scoring 99% across a week doesn't show that you're a good driver - it shows that your focus is on driving 'in the green' at all times at the expense of the road/traffic conditions around you - dangerous.

gomezz

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Re: Lightfoot
« Reply #32 on: 26-10-20, 11:43AM »
I have noticed that any journey that takes me on an NSL dual-carriageway running parallel to the village it is bypassing always gets marked down.  But only on the carriageway nearest the village.  Which suggests its GPS is out of whack.
"The progress of the kart is more important than its direction"

lukedotcom

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Re: Lightfoot
« Reply #33 on: 29-10-20, 04:33PM »
I've just started as a CDD about a month now but I just think its very dangerous keeping a constant eye on the lightfoot lights and the speed limits and other road users and following directions as I'm not familiar with the area.  It's just one thing to many if you ask me. >:(

gomezz

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Re: Lightfoot
« Reply #34 on: 29-10-20, 04:50PM »
Many drivers just cover it up.
"The progress of the kart is more important than its direction"

lukedotcom

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Re: Lightfoot
« Reply #35 on: 29-10-20, 06:27PM »
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I need to check with the other drivers as to how much notice they take of it...I don’t want to be called in for a chat!
« Last Edit: 29-10-20, 09:49PM by Nomad »

gomezz

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Re: Lightfoot
« Reply #36 on: 29-10-20, 10:00PM »
If you download their app or go to their website you can keep an eye on your overall score and whereabouts you are in the company league tables.
"The progress of the kart is more important than its direction"

lukedotcom

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Re: Lightfoot
« Reply #37 on: 30-10-20, 07:13AM »
currently waiting for lightfoot to send me an activation code....perhaps I'm driving like Miss Daisy and I don't have to worry!  ;D

CosmicSpacehead

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Re: Lightfoot
« Reply #38 on: 25-11-20, 06:57PM »
I thought it wasn't possible to score 100% on Lightfoot? 99% is the maximum? Even to score a solid 99% across a week, you'd have to be driving dangerously - pulling out of slip roads and onto roundabouts at barely more than walking pace and accelerating dangerously slowly. To anyone who knows how the system works and how bad it is, scoring 99% across a week doesn't show that you're a good driver - it shows that your focus is on driving 'in the green' at all times at the expense of the road/traffic conditions around you - dangerous.

I suspect all those 99/100 percenters are the Click & Clock drivers who trundle the picks over from dot.com across the car park to the pod.

We've got 5 drivers above 99%, and 2 at 100%. None of them are C&C. 

No idea how they're doing it. 🤷‍♂️

I mostly aim for 80+%, to avoid being told off. Lol

Although I got a penalty the other day for doing a wheel spin in reverse, when I was stuck in some mud. Doing a brisk 0mph. 😆

gomezz

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Re: Lightfoot
« Reply #39 on: 25-11-20, 07:28PM »
I scored a bit higher last week over the week before.  The difference was that last week I was not driving one particular van at all compared to driving it a lot before.
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gaz123

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Re: Lightfoot
« Reply #40 on: 25-11-20, 11:31PM »
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Lightfoot have admitted that the system needs calibrating to a vehicle when it's installed, and that this isn't done with Tesco vans. Renders the whole thing meaningless.
« Last Edit: 26-11-20, 11:58AM by Nomad »

MrAmbient

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Re: Lightfoot
« Reply #41 on: 26-11-20, 08:40PM »
Out of interest, is this published somewhere (LF requiring calibration)? I've found the lightfoots in the older Iveco vans at our store behave much more as you would expect them to, in comparison to the newer mercs, so have often wondered about this!

gaz123

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Re: Lightfoot
« Reply #42 on: 26-11-20, 11:31PM »
One of the many reviews on Trustpilot which gives them an absolute slating mentioned calibration of the units after installation - they said in their reply that this should be done. The discrepancies between units in supposedly identical vehicles in a store makes it clear that it hasn't been.

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Re: Lightfoot
« Reply #43 on: 27-01-21, 11:38AM »
Infuriating little machine. Anything beyond moderate acceleration will trigger the thing off! It doesn't take into regard the realities of driving in a big city. Secondly, these vans are not designed to crawl around at 20mph which is most of the roads in London now!


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Re: Lightfoot
« Reply #44 on: 27-01-21, 04:56PM »
Last week I spent one day allowing the new Merc vans cruise control system to handle travelling along NSL A roads.  Lightfoot scored those journeys 10 / 15% lower than what I manage without really trying.   
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Re: Lightfoot
« Reply #45 on: 26-02-21, 06:38PM »
It's quite easy to achieve 99%... At least it is in our vans. (Maybe because they're green :D)
I used to get 70-80% at first until I sussed it out but you have to use the paddle shift gears/ tiptronic.
Leaving it in fully auto you have no control over when the van changes gear.
It's pretty stupid really considering its been installed to save fuel but when I drop down to a lower gear going up a hill at 4000 revs it's on 2 green lights and when I the van shifts automatically to a higher gear I get an amber at 2k revs.
Other than that you have to drive like a granny and plan ahead so that you cut your complete stops to a minimum.