Turbo3 wrote:Here are the five new cases made today plus the one from yesterday surrounded by the OBDII connectors that were also modified today.
I have to say the DTE screens are awesome, just as I expected they would be. I leave mine on "T", showing my distance to turtle from 3.5 to 5.5 (though I might change that to 3.0 to 5.0 since that's a better match for my range of driving styles). I no longer care what the dashboard guess-o-meter says, though it is amusing to compare it to the WattsLeft numbers to see what the car projects my future energy economy will be. I can easily reset my dash Energy Economy indicator to get an idea what my current consumption average is, and (on the rare chance where it is warranted) I can adjust my driving style as needed. I even confirmed that the "L" values are exact, in that the car's Low Battery warning occurred at the exact same instant when the WattsLeft "distance to L" changed from 0.1 to 0. The best part is that I can now just stop worrying about range, since at any time I know (precisely) WattsLeft.Turbo3 wrote:... A side benefit was four new screens for real time data. I just needed to come up with what to display on them. Just as I was finishing this code up Steve Lemke emailed me for a status update and a suggestion he came up with after seeing the new RAV4 EV maximum distance to empty screen. He suggested I add a screen where I calculated the maximum miles remaining based on current gids and a user selectable mile/kwh number. This sounded like something that could be added since it did not require any additional register space just some calculations and a screen to display it.
Rather than have the user select a miles/kwh number I decided to display a range of five values (4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0). With two digits for miles below each number so the driver can see the effect of different driving styles on the remain miles. The final format used the letter scheme for numbers above 99 which is not so important for miles but when I created a kilometer version seemed more useful. Also below 1 mile or km of range the display switches to “.x” to show the last few tenths available.
There are actually three of these “Distance to Event” screens as I am calling them (not to empty). The events are Low Battery warning, Very Low Battery warning and Turtle identified by the letters ‘L’, ‘V’ or ‘T’ in the left most position (at the 49,24,4 gids level).
Here is what it looks like: