How to: Auto-classify Frequent Drives

MileIQ makes it easier than ever to automatically classify your drives with the new Frequent Drives feature! Watch the following video on Frequent Drives in the mobile app and read on for step-by-step instructions, plus more information on making adjustments at the web dashboard.

Simply classify your drives and MileIQ will automatically detect those that happen most frequently and offer to auto-classify them in the future. You’ll be notified within the app when drives get auto-classified. You can then edit and view specific drive details from the web dashboard.

Setting up Frequent Drives:

After a drive has been classified the same way 2 times, a hint will appear at the bottom of the drive card, with a reminder of the classification and its potential to be a Frequent Drive.  

This images shows a reminder of the classification. 

By classifying the drive the same way a 3rd time, another prompt will appear, asking if you’d like to auto-classify this route in the future.

This image shows the Auto-classify prompt.

If any similar drives are available for classification, keep the “Also Auto-Classify # Past Drives” box checked to auto-classify any within that group. (Note that if this box is left unchecked, past drives will need to be manually classified and the Frequent Drive auto-classification cannot be applied to prior drives later on.)  

This image shows the green checkbox Also Auto-classify passed drives.

Click on “Begin Auto-Classification” to setup your Frequent Drive.  By selecting “Not Now”, the Frequent Drive prompt will not reappear until 3 more similar drives have been recorded (If you’d rather not see these prompts again, see below for information on how to disable the feature entirely).

Editing Frequent Drives:

Changes or edits to Frequent Drives can be made by visiting the web dashboard at dashboard.mileiq.com.

Drives that have been auto-classified will have the This image shows the autoclassify icon. symbol next to them in the drive list.

Click into any of the auto-classified drives to make changes to the individual drive.

This image shows the web dashboard, highlighting the drive with the autoclassification icon in the drive list.

To make changes to a group of Auto-classified routes, click on "All Drives" and then "Frequent Drives (Auto-Classified)

This image shows the web dashboard, highlighting the frequent drives selector in the drive filter dropdown.

To stop auto-classification of a specific route, click on “Edit” above the drive details panel on the right. Then click “Stop Auto-Classify” to prevent this route from being automatically classified in the future.  

This image shows the stop auto-classify prompt that appears after clicking edit on a drive card.

Disabling Frequent Drives: 

To turn off auto-classifying based on Frequent Drives completely, you can do so from within the MileIQ app or web dashboard.

From the MileIQ app, navigate through the Menu ☰ > Account Settings > Frequent Drives > Click on the slider to change "Frequent Drives" to Disabled.

This image shows the Account Settings page on the mobile app, highlighting the hamburger menu and Frequent Drives toggler.

From the web dashboard, navigate to Settings > Auto Classification > and switch “Auto-Classifying by Frequent Drives” to "No".  

This image shows the Auto-classification page on the web dashboard, highlighting the Frequent Drives toggler.

Notes & Tips:

  • Name your Locations to make classifying your Frequent Drives even easier. In the screenshots above, both 'Home' and 'Work' were used to label locations making recognizing frequent drives even easier!
  • Bulk edit can help you quickly modify a batch of auto-classified routes. 

FAQ’s

What makes a drive a “Frequent Drive”?

Any drives logged with the same start and end point, regardless of route taken, will be available to mark as a Frequent Drive.  

How can I add notes or other details to a Frequent Drive?

Notes and other drive details can be added to a Frequent Drive from the web dashboard at web dashboard. Simply click into the drive to edit any of the information and press “Save” once finished.  

How can I reclassify a drive that was accidentally marked as a Frequent Drive?

To change the classification of a drive, login to the web dashboard at web dashboard and select a new classification from the “Purpose” column.

Where can I go to review my Frequent Drives?

The web dashboard has a complete history of all your drives, including those auto-classified using the Frequent Drives feature.  To sort just by Frequent Drives, use the “Auto-classified” filter above the drive list to edit drives one-by-one or as a group.  Auto-classified drives will also be designated with the This image shows the auto-classification icon. symbol.  

How do I manually setup auto-classification rules?

At this time, the Frequent Drive feature is completely automatic and will appear after a similar drive has been classified the same way 3 times.  

What if I take the same trip but for different purposes?

The Frequent Drive feature works best for drives that are taken each time for the same purpose.  We recommend classifying as you regularly would for instances where you may be driving to the same location but for different purposes.  

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