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Thread: Data loggers in new cars
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picon face BY : Mark Skeels email (remove spam text)



Hi, List.

With all this talk about cars, I thought I'd throw a question into the mix.

I just discovered that my new 2002 Pontiac Aztec may actually be collecting
data about my driving habits. (Of course, it is.) My queston is, how can I
access this data MyOwnSelf?

http://www.activedayton.com/ddn/local/0822car.html

According to this link, it appears to actually do this through the *airbag
computer?*, I guess because it knows when you crash.

For that matter, is there any place on the web where I can learn more about
the computerized aspects of this car? It is the most highly computerized
vehicle I have ever owned, and I'm not sure I completely like the idea. For
example, I cannot "turn off" the headlights. It, and it alone, decides when
they will go off.

It allows me to program the response to the keyfob, opening all doors when I
press unlock, or opening only the driver's door.

And, it tells me when to change the oil; then requires a user-initated reset
of the oil-change system, initiated by three presses of the accelerator
pedal while holding something else in, blah, blah, blah.

Any info would be appreciated.

Mark Skeels
Engineer
Competition Electronics
http://www.CompetitionElectronics.com

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