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    Car performance program

    is there any way i can test my car by using the GPS?
    i was thinking about:
    0 - 100 km/t (0 - 60 mile)
    brake time/meters
    horsepower tester

    is all this posible?

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    There is a 1Hz update speed, on the GPS unit itself unless you go expensive and get a 5Hz one, but no navigation programs will update using 5Hz. Even then though you cannot be very accurate.

    So you could get a rough idea of your speed tests, but it could be off by as much as +-1 second.
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    what about the "real" testers you can buy?
    are they not very accurate?

    i know you can buy a tester only for hp and 0 - 100
    they dont run om GPS?

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    Not as far as I know. They probably use accelerometers. Instant value depending on the acceleration, which can be extropolated to speed as long as it knows the time. And computers, always know the time!
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    what about the "real" testers you can buy?
    are they not very accurate?

    i know you can buy a tester only for hp and 0 - 100
    they dont run om GPS?

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    LOL, I don't know why you've repeated your question the second time.
    2k1 seems to have answered your question.

    Anyway, look here. I've searched for the keyword VBOX for you.
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    i dont know why it posted again ;-)
    i think my wife did something. i was out ween the post was posted
    but thanks for the answer

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    why can some software not be made to capture 60 seconds of speed data, and then process it, using something like excel you could interpolate the actual time the car hit 60 or 100 or whatever even if it fell at a point in between updates from the receiver...

    0-100mph is a much better measure of a cars ability too

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    if you can read ODB-2 data, as with a USB ODB port reader, you can calculate the data.

    BTW, My 0-100mph is just under 13 seconds
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    km/hr

    Mine takes 13.4 to hit 100mph and only weighs 1280kg and is nice and sleek, traction off the line is a big issue though

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