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  1. Green Eco Routing, Navigation and your car computer

    by , 06-16-2009 at 10:50 AM


    Some intelligent forward thinking researchers over at Hitachi, Xanavi, and Nissan have collected some data on ecological green routing that claims a 9% fuel cost savings on a test route. This technology is still in its infancy, but this is a perfect example of where a car computer can be used to accelerate development and deployment of technology. Implementing ecorouting will require Intense processing on the client or cloud for the complicated routing algorithms that factor in all the newly available data points:

    ∑ Traffic & Flow speeds

    ∑ Elevation changes and altitude

    ∑ Road quality (smooth vs. rough)

    ∑ Wind (eventually)

    The cloud or development computer can also be used to coach the driver into more efficient acceleration and braking techniques which a lot of hyper milers are already using.

    Eventually I imagine this type of data would help local governments prioritize road resurfacings and traffic control timings to help their citizenry become greener.

    It seems like one of the key pieces to making this work would be accurate elevation Data. The paper I mentioned above used 50m resolution data from the government. One of the key data providers for elevation data seems to be intermap with 5m horizontal resolution and +/1 1m vertical. Check out their comparison chart to NASA data.

    Updated 09-17-2009 at 03:59 PM by optikalefx

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  2. CarNetix P2140 (part 2) - Power your laptop with Goce from mp3Car

    by , 06-15-2009 at 08:57 AM
    Goce from mp3Car will walk you through the steps necessary to power your laptop using unregulated ~6~24 volts with only the p2140 and the wire your laptop power adapter came with.



    -For this project you need the following materials:
    -p2140 and 8pin molex output harness
    -Wire strippers 14-22 gauge
    -Bench battery
    -Multimeter
    -Shrink tubing and heat shrink tubing gun OR electrical tape
    -Solder gun and non leaded solder
    -laptop and its power brick
    -knife or scissors

    To finalize this project you should do a continuity test on the stripped wire to find out which is positive and which is negative. Then you can twist and solder the p2140 output wires to the cut laptop brick wires. Turn it on to test it one more time, and then plug it into your laptop to test.

    Updated 12-07-2009 at 03:00 PM by Heather

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  3. Elektrobit - Linux navigation at Detroit Telematics 2009

    by , 06-12-2009 at 12:58 PM

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    Rob Wray from mp3Car interviews Artur Seidel from Elektrobit.

    The following questions are addressed:

    What is Elektrobit?
    How do different navigation components work?

    If your a developer, what volumes will you need to buy into to develop with Elektrobit?

    Do you take any traffic feeds right out of the box?

    How is Elektrobit distinguish itself from the competition?

    Updated 06-18-2010 at 12:44 PM by optikalefx

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  4. CarNetix P2140 - Power your laptop with Goce from mp3Car

    by , 06-09-2009 at 10:32 PM


    Goce from mp3Car will walk you through the steps necessary to power your laptop using only the p2140 and the wire your laptop power adapter came with.

    -For this project you need the following materials:
    -p2140 and 8pin molex output harness
    -Wire strippers 14-22 gauge
    -Bench battery
    -Multimeter
    -Shrink tubing and heat shrink tubing gun OR electrical tape
    -Solder gun and non leaded solder
    -laptop and its power brick
    -knife or scissors

    The basic procedure here is to cut and strip the laptop power brick, while NOT cutting the multi-strand wires right beneath the black plastic. Then soldering the positive wire of the primary output from the p2140 to positive end of the now cut power brick cord. And then the same for the negative.

    In the next video we will show you how to test the polarity using continuity and then actually test turing on the laptop using only the power from the p2140 (through the bench battery of course)

    Updated 09-17-2009 at 04:01 PM by optikalefx

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  5. mp3carís Robert Wray interviews GENIVIís board member Joel Hoffman

    by , 06-04-2009 at 06:05 PM

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    mp3car's Robert Wray interviews GENIVI's board member Joel Hoffman in a 2 part interview.
    Part 1 of 2 covers:
    What is GENIVI, How did it start?
    What are the first topics GENIVI will address?
    What is the Link between GENIVI, Linux and Moblin?
    What are the costs?

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    Part 2 of 2 covers:
    What actually is the GENIVI scope?
    What areas do you expect to cause conflict and how will association conflict be handled?
    Why are parts of development closed?

    Updated 06-18-2010 at 12:45 PM by optikalefx

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