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Idle vs Idling

Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:30 am

I was doing a demo for someone this weekend and there was some confusion expressed over the use of the term idle.
I know that in GGS speak that means vehicle unused, but in his mind it meant that the vehicle was idling.
Has anyone dealt with this before? Maybe made some word substitutions in the localization?


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RE: Idle vs Idling

Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:10 pm

Hi Peter,

We had the same issue as well. We didn't go to the extent of changing terms in our localizations, but we have made the effort with our users to ensure that they are aware of the difference; idling means the vehicle is not moving with the engine on, idle means the vehicle is not moving with the engine off. An idle vehicle can either be good or bad depending on employment. You don't want a taxi to be idle, you do want the truck your maintenance crew uses to be idle because that means the crew is working.


J. F. Florey

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