Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > EcoModding Central
Register Now
 Register Now

Reply  Post New Thread
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-10-2008, 03:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
rjacob's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 152

2017 Honda Civic LX - '17 Honda Civic LX
90 day: 39.92 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 38 Times in 4 Posts
Idea: hypermiling cruise control

How about a cruise control designed for hypermiling? Someone could probably modify a cheap after market cruise control to be more fuel efficient. Maybe have it recieving data that the scangauge gets. Then write a small computer program to read the data from the port, and control the throttle. It could use info like rpms, speed, throttle position. And do easy accelerations. It could tweaked to maximize the gas milage, but with the ease of a cruise control. It can maybe even learn. I have a programable thremostat at home that learns the heating characteristics of the room. It learns that if it sends x amount of power for y seconds, the room temperature will by z. That way it can keep the room temp pretty consistent. The cruise control could learn the characteristics of the car.

The electronics is beyond me, but I could probably do the programming stuff.


  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

Old 07-10-2008, 04:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
Ecoformance Engineer
Vince-HX's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 239

EJ7 - '96 honda civic Hx
Last 3: 58.02 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
I want a pulse and glide cruise control, that would be sweet

70 mpg or die modding


Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
looking forward to seeing what kind of uber-sipper slinks out of the full race skunkworks.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2008, 04:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
Legend in my own mind
trikkonceptz's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Homestead, Fl.
Posts: 927

Evil Pumpkin - '08 Scion xD RS 1.0 #1633
90 day: 35.45 mpg (US)

Silent Silver Killer - '10 Honda Insight EX
90 day: 51.5 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
I may be a little off on the times as far as cruise control technology, but do any of the advanced cruise controls adjust for distance between cars yet? If so is the distance between cars programmable?
Thx NoCO2; "The biggest FE mod you can make is to adjust the nut behind the wheel"

I am a precisional instrument of speed and aeromatics
If your knees bent in the opposite direction......what would a chair look like???

  Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2008, 09:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 124

6th Gen Coupe - '02 Honda Accord EX 4 cyl
90 day: 28.01 mpg (US)

Zombie Accord - '98 Honda Accord EX
90 day: 24.71 mpg (US)

Ol' Red - '96 Ford F-150 XL
90 day: 14.43 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 6 Posts
Originally Posted by trikkonceptz View Post
I may be a little off on the times as far as cruise control technology, but do any of the advanced cruise controls adjust for distance between cars yet? If so is the distance between cars programmable?
Autonomous cruise control system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Several Japanese manufacturers first offered ACC systems in the Japanese market in the late 1990s. These early systems did not apply the brakes and only controlled speed through throttle control and downshifting. However, this was changed with the Acura RL. It features Collision Mitigation Braking System, which can alert drivers of objects up to 100 m ahead, if the distance is less, it brakes slightly and tugs at the seatbelts. In case of no driver reaction, the RL retracts, locks the seatbelts and brakes hard. A similar system is offered in the Lexus LS430/460.
I thought this was particularly neat. Leave it to Honda to come up with something this ingenious.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2008, 08:16 AM   #5 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Carptineria, CA
Posts: 95

The Hulk - '96 Ford Aspire Base
90 day: 51.64 mpg (US)

Black Hole - '06 Kia Rio LX
90 day: 39.16 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to steensn
I work with ACC, I do system integration for the module that receives the decel commands from the ACC radar module. There are several manufacturers with these systems, not just Honda. Cadillac, VW, BMW all have an ACC option on most models that is 30 kph and higher with no collision mitigation. Most future car platforms that have ACC (which I can't tell you guys) does actually have collision mitigation. I know how the whole system works to a T.

The cruise control idea is interesting. It is cake if you can control the engine via a CAN message as in most newer cars. You would probably have to find a way to overide the cruise control module in the car and tap into the CAN bus with a new module. The problem will come in when you go to a cable puller type cruise control. That would have to either have a learning algorithm (which them makes the electronics more complicated possibly) or it must be programmed for that car. Each car is going to respond different to the cable pulling. In the end you'd never get your money back for the system in gas savings.

2006 Kia Rio

1996 Ford Aspire
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2009, 02:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
Puerto Rican Hypermiler
jomelmaldonado's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Posts: 34

Toyota Echo - '05 Toyota Echo
90 day: 41.71 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Hi, I made a Cruise Control (with MPG sensitive logic) and posted all the making process at this thread:


  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cruise Control (with MPG sensitive logic) guitarterry EcoModding Central 224 05-13-2017 11:10 PM
Cruise control hack/modification? ArtFox DIY / How-to 8 07-06-2015 04:00 PM
Scangauge II vs cruise control rjacob Instrumentation 10 06-02-2011 02:36 PM
Aftermarket Cruise Control homeworkhome53 DIY / How-to 19 12-10-2008 07:07 PM
3 ?'s (SuperMID; cruise control for Metro) Pillzilla EcoModding Central 16 03-31-2008 06:34 AM

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com