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Old 10-17-2008, 07:49 PM
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Do you have a few minutes

Would you mind filling this out?
http://pro20.sgizmo.com/survey.php?S...BUTE_THIS_LINK

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum6/HTML/059847.html

If not then thanks for looking.

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Old 10-18-2008, 07:56 AM
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I done it, it was kind of fun...I don't think anyone will be designing a car with me in mind though...

No I didn't goof the survey, I filled it in honestly.

Where it asked what other items should be displayed on the HUD, I put "oncoming train".

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Old 10-19-2008, 07:33 AM
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Thanks, sure he will appreciate some none Fiero input
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Old 10-19-2008, 08:39 AM
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I don't know why 75 people looked at this thread and only I went and filled the survey out.


The survey is a project for a guy in automotive design school.
Help him out some by taking his survey. If it took all of 2 minutes of my time I'd be surprised.

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Old 10-19-2008, 09:31 AM
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I filled it out to.

I beleive if it were easily adaptable to different drivetrain applications (hotrod/custom applications) it would sell to folks that want to clean up theyre dash. I've been looking at the Corvette HUD as a stand alone system in my 36 but I'm finding that adapting it to my application is going to consume me.

There are a few company's like Defi that are making gadgets that sit on the dash.....no way! Too ricey for my truck. And yes....I own a ricer too. Also...the unit needs to at least have the option of displaying in a digit #'s format (or analog look) instead of the bar graph. To me....bar graphs arent much better than idoit lights. Many of these guys want to know exactly what temperature they're machine is running.....not a close guess.

Is this survey simply for class....or is someone looking to make one of these? I thought the windshield needed to a special laminate for it to work during the day? Just curious. You've got my attention....I'd love one!

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Old 10-19-2008, 09:35 AM
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Its for a class hes taking
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:40 AM
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Its for a class hes taking
Aahh shucks! I was hoping he would use me as a guinea pig. LOL's.

Hope it helps him with the grade!

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Old 10-19-2008, 09:51 AM
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Done. Good luck with your class!
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survey

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Old 10-19-2008, 10:07 AM
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survey

i filled in the survey
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Old 10-19-2008, 11:14 AM
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Took it but not much applied to me being that I am retired and very low maintenance - - LOL
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:10 PM
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DID it so that should give dome alternate versions.

LOL !!

So do you think HUD is good ?

I think it could lessen the drivers ability to look around more ...tunnel vision enhancer.

Too many gagets in todays autos Video ,GPS ,rear cameras IPOD's ....

To much gagetry not enuf drivering, me thinketh.




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Old 10-19-2008, 03:07 PM
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I did the survey also.

I just wish the 'internet' was available back at the time when I was in high 'school' for research, and survey's.

I wish him Luck.
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Done. Good luck in that class, whoever this is for
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Old 10-19-2008, 06:25 PM
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I took it and many things didn't apply to me because of my job.

A HUD would be more dangerous than convenient in my truck due to the fact that I drive for a living and need to keep my eyes moving to check all my mirrors and all the gauges anyway.

They would have a very difficult time converting my 2007 Freightliner Century S/T truck to a HUD unless they could simplify things more than what I have seen.

I run from left to right:
Oil pressure, water temp, volt, tach, Driver Information Center including indicator lights for nearly a dozen things, speedo, fuel level, primary air pressure, secondary air pressure.
I also have a small control panel to the right and left of the steering column, the left one has a switch for my rear cab utility lamp, and one for the engine shutdown override, and the right panel has a switch for the heated mirrors, and a lever to control the gauge light brightness.
This is a VERY simplified configuration, as I have seen some trucks with upwards of 20 gauges reading everything down to trans temp, and axle temp, as well as some equipped with axle scales for checking weight.

I also have a panel to the right of my gauges, that contains all of my switches, they include:
Top row- cruise settings, cruise on/off, engine brake, differential traction control.
Middle row- wiper/washer, headlight/running lights, running light cutoff, front dome light on/off.
Bottom row- outside air temp, fuel info, trip info, leg info, DIC (see above in gauges) left down and right arrow controls, set/reset button. these also connect with the OBC (Qualcomm (On Board Computer)) for dispatch communications, and reading several dozen functions.

This right side dash panel also includes a release knob for the 5th wheel hitch, a switch for the interaxle differential lock, 5th wheel slider un-lock, air suspension dump, trailer brake air control knob, tractor brake control knob,
sleeper HVAC control override, front HVAC fan speed knob, front HVAC air output control knob, and front HVAC temp knob, then the AM/FM/WX/cassette radio which I have set up to utilize my SIRIUS radio receiver.

I also have within my reach, my CB with WX receive, and laptop computer I use with Microsoft Streets & Trips 2008 for navigation or for Aircard wireless internet, and my TomTom GO-910 for navigation, as well as my cellphone holder mounted to the windshield.

I also have in the truck 3 weeks worth of clothing change, OTC medication for who knows what can come up, food to last me for 2 weeks or more, just enough tools and things to keep me from calling our company road service department, and enough load bars and ratchet straps to hold just about anything in the 53 foot long trailers I haul around this country of ours.

My next 30,000 mile oil change is due about the end of this month, and the company will be installing a diesel fired heater to keep the truck nice and cozy warm in the dead cold of winter without using the .7 gallons per hour of fuel to idle the 14 liter engine this truck has.

Wouldn't be too bad an idea for cars and pick-ups though, take more driving responsibility off the driver than what little they have now.

I DARE someone to drive this thing safely compared to what they drive every day, and NOT say those people in their little cars and pickups are driving with ANY regard for every one elses safety in mind.

I just wish they included a requirement to drive a tractor trailer at a truck driving school as part of the requirement of getting a non CDL driver license. MOST drivers on the road today have NO clue what this truck and trailer is or isn't capable of when either loaded or full. Many people will SAY they have a deep respect for what I do every day, but most do NOT understand what all is included in doing my job safely.

I have to inspect my truck before AND after I drive it anywhere, BY LAW- and per DOT regulations, how many people even check their oil every WEEK, I do it twice a DAY. Here's a pic of my 3 year old helping me check the truck just after getting home one day this summer.


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