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    RPMs would be a good way to change volume if you have lots of engine noise. Now speed from GPS is a good idea, but we'd have to remember the original volume also.

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    I'm sure I remember someone building a device that used a microphone to do this, and I believe he also 'subtracted' the audio output from the sound in the same way that noise cancelling headphones work.

    Sounds too complicated for me, but I'd add it if someone else designed it!
    ....Yes, I know it has a stupid name, those crazy Japanese!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbrother
    That big of a change in volume would be annoying and sound wierd you would have to make much smaller changes i think.
    Of course... those were just example values. A final program would also allow the user to adjust sensitivity.

    Quote Originally Posted by bbrother
    rpm def. wouldnt work, every time you shif the volume would drop and it would just not work. At least that's my opinion.
    Agreed

    Quote Originally Posted by 0l33l
    RPMs would be a good way to change volume if you have lots of engine noise.
    Maybe if the RPM sensor had a "damper" on it. If a sudden change in rpm was sensed, it would wait X amount of seconds to change the volume. Every car would be different, so I am assuming that a program would need a big INI file and require the user to experiment with settings.

    Quote Originally Posted by 0l33l
    Now speed from GPS is a good idea.
    I would prefer a direct interface to the car's computer using OBD. No down time if you have a crappy GPS.

    Quote Originally Posted by n8scstm
    Chevy's have been doing this for 15 years now. This is nothing new.
    Yea.. wow.. um.. does your PC do it?

    This isn't the "stock chevy head-unit" forum...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkDaMonkMan
    I would prefer a direct interface to the car's computer using OBD. No down time if you have a crappy GPS.
    Don't have a crappy GPS

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0l33l
    Don't have a crappy GPS
    haha, well... it does take the gps a minute or two to lock in. Wouldn't you rather have this feature running immediately?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkDaMonkMan
    haha, well... it does take the gps a minute or two to lock in. Wouldn't you rather have this feature running immediately?
    I don't think you're gonna be going fast enough in a minute or two to impact volume

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0l33l
    I don't think you're gonna be going fast enough in a minute or two to impact volume


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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkDaMonkMan


    [cheezy quote]

    I live my life a quarter mile at a time

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    F&F quotes never get boring

    Anyways, I'm sure that someone will be able to think of how to get this running. Maybe you can ask Ninja Monkey if he's willing to integrate this into D3

    I don't really need it for my car since is so quiet from the factory

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    This could quite easily be coded as a plugin for D3 in a couple of hours

    The way I'd do it:

    • Let the user choose a "Maximum Volume" that the app would never go over

    • Rather than setting a "Minimum Volume", the app should never decrease the volume any lower than the original volume set by the user. I can see it being annoying if you set your volume then it starts going lower with your speed

    • Huge OFF button for when you realise what such an annoying 5 minute gimmick it is
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    sounds a good idea if it is user configeable

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