ECE 4760: Final Project

On-Board Diagnostics II

Autocross/Track day Data Logger for BMW E36 M3

Pavel Vasilev (

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I am interested in a race car logger than will be able to display and log crucial information during autocross and track events. I am interested in tracking vehicle speed, RPM, engine coolant temperature and lateral g-forces. Ideally, the data can be stored on a SD card which can later be read on a computer. An LCD display showing two or more parameters will be extremely useful during the events so the status of the car can be determined in real time. The car that this will be used in is a 1997 E36 M3.


1997 BMW E36 M3 at an AutoCross.

I would like to thank Pr. Bruce Land for giving me the opportunity to design something directly related to my hobby. This was one of the most enjoyable classes I have had in the past five years of my undergraduate and graduate education. I would like to also thank my friend Jason Lane for his ideas, for his car and unreserved help during the development of the TrckrX.