Playing with the dashboard PC

Although TIGER does feature several displays and switches on its dashboard, a touchscreen computer serves as a flexible and dynamic portal to the vehicle’s network. Here students Bryant H. and Chris B. are calibrating the touchscreen after installing a new version of Ubuntu Linux on the Alix 3C3 single board computer.

Once the system was configured these students observed and collected data from the battery management system as we charged the batteries using a plug-in charger.

Update: The software written by this group of students has given the team a much needed data logging and control interface package which includes a set of gauges, IO terminal to the vehicle’s controller area network, and an API for the development of WiFi client applications.

Dashboard Computer

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