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I've got the 4+ and love it. The only issue I have found is that when the grandkids are in the back they seem to get more car travel sick than my old Honda ICE. Even my daughter in law says she feels a bit queasy during an 80 mile run.

Any ideas if there are any changes to car set up that might negate this issue?

I made tried drive with and without cruise control, and likewise with regen braking.
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+ ask someone else to drive the car with max regen (position 3 or 2) while you sit in the back - best method to notice what makes passengers dizzy.
 

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One thing I noticed when I got mine last September, was the very strong and pungent new car smell. I found it quite nauseating and it was surprisingly persistent. Even now, I still can detect it though it has faded a lot thankfully. Most of my driving thus far has been just me, so I can’t comment much on passengers experience. However, especially in the first few months, I did feel slightly nauseated on longer drives. I’m quite surprised nobody else on here seems to have mentioned it. My experience with other new cars has been the reverse with the new car aroma actually being quite pleasing.

Regarding settings, I would suggest try turning off all the auto steering, braking etc. Set auto regen to off and level 1. In other words try to make the drive as 'normal' as possible. Also, try open windows if possible? Good luck. Peter.
 

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Had to drive back from Ikea a couple of times with large items going all the way over the passenger's seat so my wife had to sit in the back. She is very sensitive to car jolts and jerky movements but she loved the ride, Said it was very comfy, well conditioned and she loved the seats.

As far as max regen goes: depends how you use it. If you have set regen to level 3 and still use the accelerator as if you were driving an ICE car, then yes, your driving style may make passengers feel sick. If you have a feathery foot and touch the accelerator as if you were stroking Eva Mendes' buttocks, you'd get less complaints (if it weren't for Ryan Gosling that is)
 

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Give them a ginger biscuit or two - well known in boaty circles to reduce nausea and also mentioned by the NHS.

 

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I find the higher regen settings to be a bit of a problem even when I'm driving, when car sickness shouldn't be an issue. I'd try setting regen to 0 (it will still harvest when you brake) and, as others have said, drive with a very light foot.
 

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I’m sorry to hear that. My son remarked he gets less car sick feelings than in our old Ceed. I have been in the back a couple of times and found cornering a bit more wallowy than in the Ceed but very comfy. Higher centre of gravity perhaps?
Keeping their eyes on the horizon or as far as they can look helps. If they have the option of a booster seat to give a better view over the window frame that might help too?
 

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Thanks for the input.
I should add it is not just my driving, he has similar issues with his dad as well. He was actually better in my old ICE than with other people's cars, hence ask if any thing specific with nero.
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Seems there’s a thread on EV car spewing here.....
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Agree with others who point to the regen. When I first swapped from ICE into my Kia Soul, my wife complained that she didn't like the ride as a passenger with it set high, as the sensation of rapid slowing when it wasn't expected made her feel a bit nauseous. I had to turn it down. She is fine now she is more used to it, and now that my driving style has evolved to it. But if you have just moved from ICE and still have a bit of a heavy right foot, the constant accelerating and decelerating might account for it.
 

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If you use the left paddle to stop on anything other than a flat road you get a small "lurch" backward when you release the paddle or pop it into park etc - that lurch can be quite sickening to anyone sensitive - if that's something you do - either use the brake to finalise the stop or pull the handbrake on before releasing the pedal?
 

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It just tells you what the pressure is.
It probably puts up a warning if there is a sudden change or a big difference between wheels. But it doesn't do so if they are just very high
 

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It seems to alert when any wheel gets down to ~30psi. I prefer a softer quieter ride and rarely do motorways. I’ve been trying to set mine as low as possible without triggering the alert. Trial and error says I can’t go below 33 daytime as when temp drops overnight pressure drops and get alert in the morning. I learned you have to blow right back up to book pressure (36) in order to reset the alert. I wish I could change the low alert limit to say 28 or so!
(Flak hat on now, I know what some will be thinking 😉). Peter
 

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IMO it’s just a compromised suspension set up that gives a poor ride. We’ve had two or three cases of people feeling nauseous riding in the back, including my wife who now refuses to take the Niro if there’s 3 or 4 up.

When we tried a FE, prior to ordering our 4, we found the same effect in the front passenger seat unless you focussed hard on the road ahead. Research showed a lot of questions about the ride but we were told the 4 was going to be updated and would be better.

We think it is better and find it fine in the front seats but it’s not perfect and has certainly been an issue for us as far as the rear seat ride is concerned.

I can’t see how a lack of engine noise could be a factor, in most modern cars road noise dominates and the Niro’s no exception.
 
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