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SEMA 2009 - Mavizen 0 Carbon Linux Electric Motorcycle

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by , 11-09-2009 at 08:18 AM (1767 Views)


Rob Wray from mp3Car talks to Azhar about the new TTxo2 bike. This bike is fully electric, has a built in screen with custom open sourced software. The bike's electronics are completely USB driven, even the boot is off of a USB stick. The bike is the first motorcycle to run a Linux OS.

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Updated 11-09-2009 at 02:02 PM by optikalefx

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Quote Originally Posted by malcom2073 View Post
What is the advantage over a stock fuel level sensor?
The theory here is you could hook it up to your car computer to monitor fuel levels on your display or monitor them remotely if you can't get them over the CAN/MOST bus for some reason.

If you have an odd shaped tank like Malcolm i would think you could probably calibrate the sensor to match the size and shape and give you an accurate gallons rating.

I agree this would need some mild modifications to be readable on a PC but I wouldn't think it would be more than a day of work for an experienced EE (electrical engineer) or software guru.
Different fuels....... its really nothing groundbreaking just something no one has come up with yet - variable capacitance is at least 10 years old commonly used with temperature sensing or other similar environmental sensors. I was pretty sure it was already used in a few modern cars but I could be off about that.

EDIT:
Its not as simple as connecting directly to your fusion brain unless it has built in conversion circuitry. Most likely you will need to setup a resistor bridge to measure capacitance.
What is the advantage over a stock fuel level sensor?