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Tune Your Car with a Gameboy Advance 36

Posted by Zonk
from the first-you-have-to-know-how-to-tune-your-car dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A company named Turboxs has created an interface for the Gameboy Advance that plugs into your car. It appears to allow for tuning as well as data logging. The Turboxs Dtec lets you use your Gameboy as a Boost Gauge, Exhaust Gas Temperature Gauge, Air Temperature Gauge and Tachometer. Future plug-n-play sensors will allow everything from Knock Indication to Vehicle Acceleration. Previously this was only available via a laptop or pda, but bringing this to the gameboy may open up performance tuning to the masses without the expensive peripheral hardware."
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Tune Your Car with a Gameboy Advance

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  • That's great! (Score:1, Insightful)

    by MatW (842555) on Monday February 14, 2005 @09:43PM (#11674110) Homepage
    Being a car enthusiast myself, this is great news as standard MOTEC(ECU modification and enhancement e.g. HONDATA) prices are off the roof. Though I'm wondering what kind of tuning options one can do with the Gameboy's limited interface as MOTEC has a laptop computer w/ keyboard to fine tune fuel curves and such. But it's a good step in the right direction. I'm looking forward to the development of this technology. Now if they would only creat a mod so that you can plug your XBOX to your cars ECU!

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