The project is to develop, in LabVIEW, the user interface and communication system for the touch screen dashboard to be used in the Cornell Automotive X-Prize competition car. In order to complete this project, I am developing a detailed and exhaustive list of parameters and operating modes to be implemented, installing and ensuring my system compatibility to develop the software, and checking the interface compatibility with the current hardware in place in the vehicle. In the end, the touch screen will be able to report any and all needed data on a real time basis to the driver and passenger of the Cornell AXP car. They will be able to change the operating mode of the vehicle and monitor the current status of all the available metrics to ensure efficient operation of the vehicle. This is a critical component to the success of the Cornell Automotive X-Prize team when it comes to race time, because fuel efficiency is paramount, and not being able to monitor the real time status of the vehicle could have a devastating impact on the vehicles operation in the competition.
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