VirtuDash 0.1 released - a freeware to DIY customizabled dashboard for your car
VirtuDash is a freeware for people who want to DIY a customized and unique dashboard for their cars. It reads out live vehicle data and illustrates the data in a customizable way based on a simple XML-based definition file.
The download package contains two executables. The vdash.exe is the main app. The vcon.exe is a console program which polls data from OBD-II port, communicates with main app and pushes data to it. The main app renders the data in graphics with the data pushed.
I developed VirtuDash on my VW Scirocco and has tested it on many types of cars and more than 95% of them worked.
- Reading out vehicle data through OBD-II port (work with ELM327 compatible USB or Bluetooth OBD-II adapter)
- XML-defined dashboard layout (gauge, bar, digits etc.)
- Third-party data input
- HUD mode (mirrored display for projection)