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“Drive like there’s a glass of water on your dashboard”

January 11, 2010 · · Filed Under Fuelishness!, Technology, Video 

“Drive like there’s a glass of water on your dashboard” isĀ one of the visualizations supposed to help drivers moderate jack-rabbit starts, wild turns, and sudden stops.

Engineers in Japan have responded:

Surely a fun demo of an interesting stabilizer system using an accelerometer to determine g-forces on the car/glass of water, apparent built on an open-source hardware framework called Arduino I have been looking at lately for a project of my own.

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.

I’ll keep you posted.

Comments

2 Responses to ““Drive like there’s a glass of water on your dashboard””

  1. Thomas Delor on January 11th, 2010 12:23 PM

    Michael,
    An accelerometer to determine g-forces is unsuitable to Eco Drive.

    Tom

  2. Michael on January 22nd, 2010 12:54 PM

    Tom, thanks for the comment – g-force data is great for determining driver behavior related to risk and driver efficiency – accelleration, decelerration, excessive cornering speeds, and excessive speed over speed humps and other rough roads can all be derived from good accelerometer data. – Michael

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