Tire temperature visual representation

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Tire temperature visual representation

Postby TudorMiron on Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:54 am

My driver wants to see tire temperatures (internal carcass from TTPMS IR) on his dash (secondary display) represented in graphical way i.e. a square shape for each tire that would change it's color according to signal (tire temp). So that he knows when the tires are up to temperature and when it is time to start preserving them. For example in I2 I would use a color graph with a color band and it will change color from blue to green, to yellow, to red according to channel value.
Why don't we have this functionality in DC - for example we could use a rectangle/static bar and assign a channel + color band so that it would change color according to channel value. As is I had to use multiple bars on top of each other with different colors, with conditions assigned and it is really cumbersome.
Also it will be very convenient to have more conditions - not just "greater than" or "less than". At list "greater than" "and" "less than" used together would make life easier if you know what I mean. May be it is there and I simply don't know how to use it?

Also, why don't we have conditions for channel values? For example I would want some channel value text to change color according to value. If there was a condition I could have say 3 channel value texts with different colors in a group and each would show/hide according to assigned condition.

As I said - may be it is possible with current DC and I don't know how to do it? If that's the case than I would really appreciate some advise :)

Thank you,
Ted
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Re: Tire temperature visual representation

Postby icanfly on Sat Aug 21, 2021 5:41 am

@TudorMiron - I wonder if this threadwould be relevant to this request. I too want to have conditional "graphic images" that provide visual representation of the various systems in my car - at a glance - this might be the right path for that.
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Re: Tire temperature visual representation

Postby icanfly on Sat Aug 28, 2021 10:09 am

I've now seen this being done using switch groups.
Structure the switch like this,
1. Add a new Switch with your Channel for the TireTempSensor
2. Within that first Switch group place your "TireGraphic_Cold.png" and then add your text "TireTemp" to your TireTempSensor Channel
3. Copy and paste that group then simply swap out your "TireGraphic_Med.png" and then add the condition:
(
'Switch Channel < 20 [*C]
)
4. repeat step 3 until you have the states you desire (cold/med/warm/hot/fire) for instance and use the SwitchChannel condition to work through your desired temps (20/40/60/80/100).

You can replace the "TireGraphic_Temp.png" with shapes, icons or text with color or whatever you want to change state. You could make this even better by adding a .gif for the warning moments of hot/fire by having it just blink with 2 frames in the gif. Hope that helps.
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