Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 9th November 2010, 21:24   #46
Senior - BHPian
 
sagarpadaki's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 2,632
Thanked: 1,256 Times
Default

JayDPlease post the A-Z procedure for the HUD soon!I am eagerly waiting to get it done for my i20!
sagarpadaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th November 2010, 14:16   #47
BHPian
 
hiren.mistry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bombay, London
Posts: 913
Thanked: 201 Times
Default

Hey Jay,
Thats a wonderful DIY, needless to say more info please.
Would love to have something like this for my car.

Regards
hiren.mistry is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2010, 20:58   #48
Senior - BHPian
 
JayD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Cochin! At last
Posts: 3,195
Thanked: 1,996 Times
Default

Really sorry for not updating this thread. Was held up with a lot of travel in the past few weeks. Hence didn't get time to sit and pen a report.


Quote:
Originally Posted by krish3 View Post
Congrats Jay and wonderful mod.

How does it feel driving the Figo after the i20? Enjoy your driving
Thanks krish! The Figo and i20 re two completely different vehicles. In the city, the figo is better due to better low end, no lag at all. Also the light clutch, and good visibility make the figo a far better city car. On the highways, the i20 with its much superior power and braking has an upper hand.

Quote:
Originally Posted by josejoseph View Post
Jaydev, congrats on the car! I somehow missed this thread.

Please provide info about the OBD HUD installed in your car. IIRC, late TRRK also had some kind of this equipment installed in his Figo. Are there any other upgrades in the pipeline?

I regularly see your i20 or SS80 when I pass Panampilly Nagar. Now, I'll watch out for a white Figo as well.

Thanks,
Jose.
Thanks jose, the figo is in chennai! So you wont be spotting that! But watch out for something very interesting, soon!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Deep Blue View Post
Missed this thread. Congrats on the Figo. That is some garage you have there.

Could you post a comparision with the i20? Some salient features. What is better/worse in each in your opinion?

Is the Fiesta a Tdci as well? If so,any difference felt on driving between the Tdci in Figo and Fiesta?
Thanks deep blue! I will post a detailed comparo between the two. My fiesta is a 1.6, so not sure about the diesel performance.

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTO View Post
JayD, your heads up display is wicked! I'd love to know more about its functionality, and how exactly you went about the install. Question : Does it not interfere with regular driving? Initially, I even found my Civic's digital speedo distracting.

Congrats on the Figo BTW. Hope she serves you well for a long time to come.
Thanks GTO! The heads up display is a really simple arrangement. It is not distracting at all, and i don't always have to put it in HUD mode, so its not a problem.

Quote:
Originally Posted by akshay1234 View Post
Please post a DIY. I want something like that for my car.

Yep. Will do.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sreedotk View Post
Here is what i have found on the same subject of DIY Heads Up display

1. Look up this app called Torque for Android - Torque — OBD2 Performance and Diagnostics for your Vehicle if you have an android phone . I think similar apps for Iphone also exists

2. Buy a Bluetooth to OBD adaptor something like this DealExtreme: $28.57 OBDII Bluetooth Car Diagnostic Cable - Black + Blue + Orange (DC 12V)

the application torque lets you invert the display and it can reflect on the windscreen at nights.
Bingo! This is the way i was using earlier. Now made a lil changes. But this is still one of the best ways.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sagarpadaki View Post
JayDPlease post the A-Z procedure for the HUD soon!I am eagerly waiting to get it done for my i20!
Quote:
Originally Posted by hiren.mistry View Post
Hey Jay,
Thats a wonderful DIY, needless to say more info please.
Would love to have something like this for my car.

Regards
JayD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2010, 21:13   #49
Senior - BHPian
 
JayD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Cochin! At last
Posts: 3,195
Thanked: 1,996 Times
Default Hud!

The HUD procedure is really simple, as mentioned in a previous post.

Devices needed:

A Car Which is OBD2 compatible.
MOst cars post 2002/3 are compatible with this, so no worries here.

Any OBD reader which supports your ECU


The OBD reader is used to read vehicle related info from the Diagnostics port of your car, and transmit it to some device which can display it in user understandable form.

This is something which you should be careful of, coz not all OBD readers support all ECU's So the last thing one needs is a reader which is not compatible with your car. For eg: The one I have is not compatible with Fiat or skoda engines.

A Device to read and display the Data.


Once we scan the data from the ECU with the reader, the next step is to display it. For this, we can use

1) Dedicated OBD Devices- These are devices like Scantool etc, which have a reader and display integrated, and connected wirelessly or through a wire.
Name:  11606obdiiadscanner1.jpg
Views: 4622
Size:  17.7 KB

2) Laptop
- There are various Software available for windows which can read signals from OBD readers and display it in various forms.

Name:  obd2incar2.jpg
Views: 4957
Size:  38.2 KB

3) Mobiles- This is the most convenient of them all. For using your phone as an OBD reader, you will need an Android or Windows Mobile cell phone. A casual google search can get you tons of software for this.

Name:  readyourobdiiwithiphoneusingrev.jpg
Views: 4936
Size:  40.3 KB

Of we want to use the last option, a bluetooth OBD device will be the best. Another option is WiFi Devices. Here, the scanner will read data from the port and transmit it wirelessly to the device.

Name:  ECWiFi.jpg
Views: 4740
Size:  8.5 KB

The OBD Port- The OBD port is used by service centers to find out errot codes and clear them. This port is meant to supply info to the user, so we are not making changes to the car. There is no wire cutting involved, and hence warranty will be completely unaffected. Also, there is no way to detect if such a device has been plugged in, so no worries there too!

In 99% of the cars, the OBD port will be in the drivers footwell area.

In the Figo, below the steering Column, there will be a small flap. Open it and you will find the port there.

In the NHC and the Cedia- The OBD port is located in the bottom left part of the driver footwell, near the center console.

In the i20, in the plastic part below the steering, its marked 'pull'. Pull it and the whole piece will come off. The port can be found there. Please take care while doing this coz at first it seems like the whole thing will break off, but do it gently and it wont.



I hope this post has helped. Please ask if there are any doubts, will help you out!
Attached Images
 

Last edited by JayD : 13th November 2010 at 21:23.
JayD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th November 2010, 23:43   #50
Senior - BHPian
 
wildon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,405
Thanked: 1,040 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JayD View Post
I hope this post has helped. Please ask if there are any doubts, will help you out!
Sorry it didn't. I was asking what equipments you have used specifically for your DIY for displaying it on windshield not the general things about OBD.
wildon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th November 2010, 23:54   #51
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 51
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

+1 to Wildon.

got the basic idea but it could have been in more details regarding the equipment and complete process of display. Also where can we source the equipment from.

Thanks
panks15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th November 2010, 23:55   #52
Senior - BHPian
 
kpzen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Faridabad
Posts: 5,545
Thanked: 1,598 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wildon View Post
I was asking what equipments you have used specifically for your DIY for displaying it on windshield not the general things about OBD.
Android mobile with a huge screen + dark tinted front windshield
kpzen is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 16th November 2010, 00:17   #53
Senior - BHPian
 
wildon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,405
Thanked: 1,040 Times
Default

^^ Does that answer looks simple

JayD its a nice setup and thanks for sharing with us. if possible try to give out the details like below as many of wanted to know the cost effectiveness before jumping in to this.

Equipments Used

1. Android/Windows Phone or anyother
2. App/Software used and can be purchased/download from so... and so.
3. OBD2 Cable from .. Model and cost
4. Other things used /to look in (for e.g Catoptrics Film - for better visibility in windshield during daytime etc) with appox. cost
5. Procedure...
wildon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th November 2010, 18:07   #54
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 294
Thanked: 14 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JayD View Post
..

Any OBD reader which supports your ECU

...

...
So the last thing one needs is a reader which is not compatible with your car. For eg: The one I have is not compatible with Fiat or skoda engines.

A Device to read and display the Data.

...

In 99% of the cars, the OBD port will be in the drivers footwell area.

..
THanks JayD. Was waiting for you post some details. Awesome work you have done.

Can you clarify the following

1. How did you verify (before buying) that the OBD reader is compatible with your ECU?

2. Will GPS devices be compatible for display? I am planning to procure one. If I can procure something compatible to this also, it would be great.

3. Thanks for showing the foot well. Can you also post close-up shot of the exact port. I need to search in my car and there seems to be many possible ports.
druva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th November 2010, 20:02   #55
BHPian
 
sreedotk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Chennai
Posts: 215
Thanked: 22 Times
Default

Here is a really buy and install solution. Have not used it Found it when researching on the HUD subject

TPMS external sensor with OBD2 HUD - Detailed info for TPMS external sensor with OBD2 HUD,TPMS,TPMS external sensor with OBD2 HUD,EHAT5000 on Alibaba.com
sreedotk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th November 2010, 20:49   #56
Senior - BHPian
 
wildon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,405
Thanked: 1,040 Times
Default

^^
Yes, this is the one which i found good, attractive and useful as its simply plug n play. The actual website of the manufacturer is ͬ--Tire Monitoring System (TPMS Accessories) For AUTO TRUCK BUS. Also you can see the screen shots and contents of the pack here in this link ͬ--Tire Monitoring System (TPMS Accessories) For AUTO TRUCK BUS

The price quoted for a single piece by them is
Quote:
if your vehicle is after 2007, Model EHM5000 (HUD with internal sensor) is available.
Freight :USD 69.0
SAMPLE COST: USD294.0
Amount: 363.0
The only reason which delayed my purchase is my C.Card is blocked at present

The other kind of display which i found interesting is still in prototype and its from Pioneer. you can watch a demo from this link or

Last edited by wildon : 16th November 2010 at 21:05. Reason: more content added
wildon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th November 2010, 11:01   #57
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 294
Thanked: 14 Times
Default

Guys, check this thread before you buy something.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...-ecu-code.html (Cracking the Da Vinci "TATA Safari 2.2l" ECU Code)
druva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th November 2010, 13:15   #58
Senior - BHPian
 
JayD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Cochin! At last
Posts: 3,195
Thanked: 1,996 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wildon View Post
Sorry it didn't. I was asking what equipments you have used specifically for your DIY for displaying it on windshield not the general things about OBD.

Whoops miissed out on that one, was supposed to write it down under the mobile devices category.

Anyways, i was not mentioning general facts about OBD, i was merely explaining to people about what options there are to read data from the ECU. The HUD is just plain Bling. Its what you display that counts. Atleast to me.

Quote:
Originally Posted by panks15 View Post
+1 to Wildon.

got the basic idea but it could have been in more details regarding the equipment and complete process of display. Also where can we source the equipment from.

Thanks
The equipments that i've used are listed below. The OBD reader will hgave to be procured online.

Quote:
Originally Posted by kpzen View Post
Android mobile with a huge screen + dark tinted front windshield

He he! Eggjaktly!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by wildon View Post
^^ Does that answer looks simple

JayD its a nice setup and thanks for sharing with us. if possible try to give out the details like below as many of wanted to know the cost effectiveness before jumping in to this.

Equipments Used

1. Android/Windows Phone or anyother
2. App/Software used and can be purchased/download from so... and so.
3. OBD2 Cable from .. Model and cost
4. Other things used /to look in (for e.g Catoptrics Film - for better visibility in windshield during daytime etc) with appox. cost
5. Procedure...
Will do.

Quote:
Originally Posted by druva View Post
THanks JayD. Was waiting for you post some details. Awesome work you have done.

Can you clarify the following

1. How did you verify (before buying) that the OBD reader is compatible with your ECU?

2. Will GPS devices be compatible for display? I am planning to procure one. If I can procure something compatible to this also, it would be great.

3. Thanks for showing the foot well. Can you also post close-up shot of the exact port. I need to search in my car and there seems to be many possible ports.

Thanks druva.
1) I am not sure how you will check if the device will work with your ECU or not. Mine does not work with fiat's even though they are OBD2 compliant too. Best to check out with the seller before buying.

2) GPS devices may not be compatible for display, atleast not without a bit of cracking, since i do not think any GPS device allows software to be installed on it.

3) Tons of images are available on google. If you want to see the exact photo, i will post it later in the day.



The Materials I've used are

Scanner- Random Chinese Bluetooth OBD scanner off ebay.( Thanks to rippergeo)

Phone- Samsung Galaxy S Android mobile.
I believe all android 2.1 and later phones can be used. Just go to the android market and download an app called torque. if it works, then your phone is supported.

Software- I am using a software aclled 'Torque' for android. There are many other software available oo. Similar options are available for iphone and windows mobile too.


Misc- A very dark tinted front windshield makes the HUD very clear at most times!

Last edited by JayD : 17th November 2010 at 13:21.
JayD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th November 2010, 15:46   #59
Senior - BHPian
 
anilisanil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Pune
Posts: 1,435
Thanked: 288 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JayD View Post


The Materials I've used are

Scanner- Random Chinese Bluetooth OBD scanner off ebay.( Thanks to rippergeo)


Misc- A very dark tinted front windshield makes the HUD very clear at most times!

Can you please tell me the exact details of the OBD Bluetoth dongle? The exact link and how much did it cost you would help me because even I have a Figo!
anilisanil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th November 2010, 21:58   #60
Senior - BHPian
 
sagarpadaki's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 2,632
Thanked: 1,256 Times
Default

JayD,You mean to say that you are using the phone kept on the dashboard to project the readings on the windshield?does galaxy come with a projector inbuilt?How do you prevent the phone from moving around?Or am i missing something here?

And what is the power source for the bluetooth OBD scanner?

Last edited by sagarpadaki : 18th November 2010 at 22:16. Reason: More content added
sagarpadaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Last Warrior...My Outtie - Mitsubishi Outlander rishi_kapoor Long-Term Ownership Reviews 88 1st April 2017 21:40
Hello diesel-heads & petrol-heads! v_safari Introduce yourself 5 7th March 2015 13:13
Weekend Warrior! Pre-owned Indigo CS Lx 2009 MudMover Long-Term Ownership Reviews 29 5th August 2014 23:03
My Silent Warrior Black Fiat Linea MJD! vikram999 Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 26 18th May 2014 00:00


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 10:01.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks