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diagnostic gas pump II
record car sensor data, use LED headlights to send this as a data chirp to a preventative maintenance diagnostic gas pump. Another version: as you pull up the gas pump takes an audio sample. The gas pump looks at your car based on visuals and analyzes engine noise to suggest service
Although I do not know how to drive I hear preventative
maintenance is beneficial.
Cars have little lights that show an image of the engine
when you are supposed to "check engine", and a few
others. Have a data logger at the car record a 1/2 hour
sample of everything the current (or future)
Then when pulling into a gas station if you turn on your
LED headlights they can send an instant data chirp to the
gas pump giving lots of car performance data to the gas
pump computer, which then diagnoses your car with a
big data set.
Smarter gas pumps could take an audio sample of the car
pulling in, match an image of the car to a model number,
diagnose the car.
With either of these cars go further with fewer
breakdowns and gas stations make
money. They could even charge $1 at non-mechanic gas
||Why not just build this functionality into the car's own computer?
||What [Wrong] said. All new cars have to have an OBD port - you can plug a gadget into it, to get reports on faults and performance.
||There is no good reason (other than benefitting mechanics) why the OBD's information should not be accessible without the gadget, on the car's own display. In the meantime, you can buy a basic OBD reader for about £30 - highly recommended.
||I think they have lights on the dashboard for such
diagnostics. I'm not all that sure though, because I've been
living under a rock for the last 20 years.
||// lights on the dashboard// Yes, but most engine faults just appear as a yellow "EXPENDITURE" light.
||The OBD port will usually tell you something like "Excessive play in cambelt guide", or whatever.
||Only a British car would run a cam on a belt.
||I assume [MB] is referring to the River Cam. No doubt the
amateur dramatics by Girl Guides in that part of the county can
be hazardous to passing traffic.