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Das Eco
Das Eco is an application that serves to promote both ecological and safe driving habits through the sport of "hypermiling".

This beta version follows the use case of a new VW owner experiencing his 'Das Eco' application for the very first time. For this reason, I have included a strong introductory narrative, but kept it short in duration to fit my requirements for ensuring the end-user can start right away. I also hint at more depth in the feature-set of the application as a user starts the session, by using the suggestion of customization through options.

The 'next' button cycles through 4 main charting screens. The dynamic chart data is colored according to limits that a user sets as a "promise" to adhere to when driving. The charts all feature different sizes of their FIFO queues.

Try using the default settings for your first few tries, and then see how the VW test driver conforms to your preferred driving habits! It's all calculated in real time!

The application uses custom AS classes to act as bindable FIFO queues for the charting, and if I had known about this contest last week, the options would be finished allowing a user to add more chart types, and set up multiple charts per screen.

Took me 3 days of coding. What a fantastic contest!

Enjoy!

Frank 'Strat' Krul
App submitted: 30.06.2010
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Chris there is no gear selection in my app...and you may not have noticed that choosing different parameters at the setting stage affects the rendering of the charts. Red coloring means you have gone beyond the settings and/or limits you were to adhere to...or hoped to! A typical use case in someone whom commutes to work and would like to save gas. Using this app, he can immediately target certain driving behaviors that promote economizing and safety. Once his drive is charted with all green, he can then re-set the parameters to be more challenging and try to beat his previous efforts. User3303
Hi Chris, I don't think you understand the nature of the app. Do a wiki search on Hypermiling. After gasoline became very expensive in North America this past few years, a new sport has emerged; one where drivers try to save gas. I think the record for hypermiling a hybrid is 124 miles to the gallon. Drivers routinely practice various techniques while driving: Very slow acceleration, drafting, ensuring space between vehicles will allow them to not use the brakes during highway flow, etc. When hypermiling, you may not want to exceed a certain amount of liters per 100KM (standard for most amateur ecodrivers), or may want to be very conscious of how far down you press the accelerator. This application not only will show you how you are doing with immediate dynamic feedback for your most important "functions", but will also record the drive for continuing your profiling and research at home...the latter functionality is similar to the IPOD->Nike shoe interaction that is quite popular with long-distance runners. User3303
nice work but i think the normal cardriver (9x%)is not interesting in curves about pedalforce, gear selection and so on. This app is interesting for car developers. User3288
At the end of a drive, your stats will be shown and stored for the final app. This would allow historical comparison of driving habits for hypermilers, and for those whom compete in the sport of hypermiling. User3303
Some people with slow computers may have an issue when hosted on this site. The rendering of the charts is slower than on my stand alone SDK player. There is a lot going on, since I capture and render the data for all charts, even though they're not currently being displayed all at once. This was due to my wanting a summary/average data page at the end of a drive. Oh well, if one or two of the charts seems to not show up, press stop, and start the driving again. Sorry, I dev'd this on a decent CPU. User3303
nice work...very interesting app. User2852
Thank you. I didn't have much time...as I just bought a new house and have spent the last 3 days unpacking! User3303
Pretty cool app! It is obvious that you put a lot of effort into the coding! Thumbs up! User2776
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Welcome to the contest Strat! User2776
Das Eco is an application that serves to promote both ecological and safe driving habits through the sport of "hypermiling". This beta version follows the use case of a new VW owner experiencing his 'Das Eco' application for the very first time. For this reason, I have included a strong introductory narrative, but kept it short in duration to fit my requirements for ensuring the end-user can start right away. I also hint at more depth in the feature-set of the application as a user starts the session, by using the suggestion of customization through options. The 'next' button cycles through 4 main charting screens. The dynamic chart data is colored according to limits that a user sets as a "promise" to adhere to when driving. The charts all feature different sizes of their FIFO queues. Try using the default settings for your first few tries, and then see how the VW test driver conforms to your preferred driving habits! It's all calculated in real time! The application uses custom AS classes to act as bindable FIFO queues for the charting, and if I had known about this contest last week, the options would be finished allowing a user to add more chart types, and set up multiple charts per screen. Took me 3 days of coding. What a fantastic contest! Enjoy! Frank 'Strat' Krul User3303
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