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Old 04-12-2013, 02:12 AM   #191 (permalink)
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Well what about a cruise control that you can set a speed range to slow down to up hills.
eg 20 km/h below the setpoint when throttle goes past a certain percentage.

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Old 04-12-2013, 05:56 PM   #192 (permalink)
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I found that with my Metro & an aftermarket universal Rostra electric cruise control, if I set the PPM to 8000 instead of 4000, the cruise pretty much pulses & glides on its own based on elevation changes. If I set the cruise at 60 MPH, my speed will fluctuate between 53 MPH-68 MPH. It automatically slows down going up hills & speeds up going down hill. On flat ground it pretty much stays at 60 MPH.
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First, I understand that this thread has been dead for a year, but in case someone else is looking for the same thing I was I'll add my thoughts here.
I like the ideas, and was searching for a 'Smarter' cruise control. After reading here, I decided my stock cruise module should do the job with a Arduino intercepting the incoming speed signal, and outputting a new speed signal to the cruise module. I made the circuit board today, and did some testing. I think some of the speed constants I'm using might need adjusted, but overall I am getting the result I wanted.
I want the cruise to react slower to changes, and allow the speed to drop (but still controlling the speed within reason, after all that is the idea of cruise.) I have some pictures, a schematic, and the program. Once I figure out how to add it here I'll include more information. But I do appreciate all the thought and ideas here that led me to this.
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I should mention that my truck is a 2000 Chevy Silverado 5.3L with the stock cruise module. I tested the speed signal to the cruise, and it was a 12V square wave that was approximately 1 cycle per MPH.
The only wire cut is the speed wire from the PCM to the cruise module. I also tapped into the 'Set/Decel' , 'Resume/Accel', 'Cancel', and cruise power wires.
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The Arduino Code, still needs cleaned up some.
Any improvements are welcome.
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The Arduino Code, still needs cleaned up some.
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Very good idea, to use Arduino to modify the standard logic of the Factory cruise control, or even an aftermarket one.

Go ahead and many will appreciate your findings.

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Very cool! My wife and I had the privilege to borrow the all new, not in full production yet, 2015 ATS Coupe. It had Adaptive Cruise Control. There were 4 sensors embedded into the front bumper that would "see" vehicles in front of the car and based on a setting of "Far, Medium, or Near", the cruise control would automatically slow the car down as you got within range of a car in front of you. It would make "drafting" extremely easy! lol I drove 2 hours on the highway & never once touched the breaks or adjust the cruise control. It was pretty awesome.
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Very good idea, to use Arduino to modify the standard logic of the Factory cruise control, or even an aftermarket one.

Go ahead and many will appreciate your findings.

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Thanks, I realize that it is not actually a MPG sensitive cruise, but I am hoping the end result is similar. Also this keeps cost down since I did not need to replace my cruise module. I need to fine tune the values to work best in my truck (SPEEDDROP, MAXDROP, and SPEED_MULTIPLIER). But my three test runs today had the cruise working smooth without harsh downshifting.
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Very cool! My wife and I had the privilege to borrow the all new, not in full production yet, 2015 ATS Coupe. It had Adaptive Cruise Control. There were 4 sensors embedded into the front bumper that would "see" vehicles in front of the car and based on a setting of "Far, Medium, or Near", the cruise control would automatically slow the car down as you got within range of a car in front of you. It would make "drafting" extremely easy! lol I drove 2 hours on the highway & never once touched the breaks or adjust the cruise control. It was pretty awesome.
I've driven a Toyota that has that option, and it is very nice.

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