DIY MPG Sensitive Cruise Control

by Benjamin Jones on January 8, 2009

We’ve been meaning to share with our blog readers more of the great DIY projects going on at EcoModder over the last few months, but sometimes there are so many it’s hard to figure out where to start. Today’s is something I’ve wanted to post for months, and every time I think about it, it just seems much cooler.

Recently, work has been done on modifying a cruise control unit to have mpg sensitive logic, meaning that setting the cruise control on low hills will no longer mean mashing the gas pedal to blast your way up, but ecodriving in a completely computer-controlled way. Like other EcoModder projects, this one is open source, and still being worked on, but if you’re interested and the DIY type this is one of the coolest projects out there.

EDIT: The youtube embed was broken, fixed now though.

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