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Old 07-12-2008, 09:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It's good to see the competition. Indicates the need for these types of tools are spreading. I think though that more is not always better. The scangauge fills my need with a minimum of distraction. I would have to see if the additional bells and whistles have a place in my program. To this point I was not aware of any short comings in the SG.

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Well their site does have some good info about the thing[i would hope] and it looks like it can show alot of data from various sensors. They only thing i don't like about it still is the gamey look and feel, the even refer to it as a game on the site
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UPDATE: I talked to PLX and they'll be sending us a device to test in the wild. Don't know when it'll come, might be a few weeks, but that's exciting.
That's great news! Getting to test stuff is an Eco-coup.

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I think they played up the "game" aspect to convince inefficient drivers that this isn't hard or a chore to do -- IT'S FUN NOW!!!!! Like mothers hiding medicine in the food for reticent children, they look like they're trying to get people to change their driving habits without their notice (and thus resistance) disguised as games (which smell like mini training modules on how to drive efficiently).

Heck, the whole "scoring" system makes it look like another way to keep the driver motivated or interested. Maybe it works for some people but I'm not sure if the people that really need this, would ever consider buying it. It's the whole "choir preaching" conundrum.
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They should release another version for those you just want the facts and info, no corny "game" feel. Drop the whole "kiwi" thing and maybe those who understand the principal of things could enjoy it more
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Hello -

I just noticed the USB port. It is hard to tell, but if it has the ability to offload data, that would allow for post-MPG data analysis.

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Hmmm, Big brother that we will have to see in time. But this one sure is Scanguage bigger brother:

http://www.auterraweb.com/dashdynoseries.html

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Hmmm, Big brother that we will have to see in time. But this one sure is Scanguage bigger brother:

Scan Tool - Performance Meter, Data Logger, Scanner | DashDyno SPD

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Here it is at Amazon for $370 :

Amazon.com: Auterra A-500 DashDyno SPD - Scan Tool, Performance Meter, and Data Logger: Automotive

But, it's hard to tell if it displays MPG (MPG is calculated by the SG, not read from the OBDII port).

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Looked promising at first, but it seems to be just a bunch of fluff. Where's all the actual data?
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But, it's hard to tell if it displays MPG (MPG is calculated by the SG, not read from the OBDII port).

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DashDyno looks pretty cool, yup MPG (and a built in low res oscilloscope, etc)



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