Drafting Algorithm

(Bhaltair Gruamach) #1

I was just riding the Richmond course.  Nice and flat.  Riding along at ~200 watts.  I got into the middle of a group of riders so thick that I could barely see the ground.  And Zwift keeps popping up the “Close the Gap – 3 Meters” graphic…

In the real world there is no way I could NOT have been in a massive draft the entire time I was in this peloton.

The current computational approach to drafting may need re-thinking…

(Eric C. (Zwift HQ)) #2

The issue is the message - it triggers whenever you are getting close to another rider to draft off them. It doesn’t mean you’re NOT in a draft - you are, but you could be drafting another rider further up.

It’s not great and is being worked on (the messaging) to keep from being confusing.