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Old 02-15-2010, 08:35 AM   #99 (permalink)
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The inclinometer has no way of knowing that you are on a short dip in the road, or a long hill.
Maybe the inclinometer output could be logically ANDed with hill data on file and a GPS to tell the controller where you are.?.

A few years ago (1998), I was thinking about some 'Electronic Counter Measures' using GPS w/ a CPU to memorize the RF spectrum vs location, I sent some ideas to the makers of Radar Fuzz-Busters, got no replies.

Now I see that one of the companies might have read their email.
Since they are now selling a Radar Detector with built-in GPS so they
can map out false-alarm areas and areas where known speed traps exist.
It works as an early warning system, (before you enter the trap area).

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A similar program could be used to map out your area for good coasting hills using a learn mode. Otherwise, it would have to use a large pre-made data-base of hill data.

Current ride: 2014 RAV4 LE AWD (24 MPG)

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Last edited by Xringer; 02-15-2010 at 09:00 AM.. Reason: breakfast break
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