Low Cost Intelligent Real Time Fuel Mileage Indicator for Motorbikes
Jaimon Chacko Varghese1, Binesh Ellupurayil Balachandran2
1Mr. Jaimon Chacko Varghese, M.E. Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Mr. Binesh Ellupurayil Balachandran, M.E. Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 15 April 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 22 April 2013 | Manuscript Published on 30 April 2013 | PP: 97-101 | Volume-2 Issue-5, April 2013 | Retrieval Number: E0679032413/13©BEIESP
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Abstract: The design of “Low Cost Intelligent Real Time Fuel Mileage Indicator for Motorbikes” is intended to developing a low cost device that can actively display the fuel mileage of a motorbike and display it in real time onto a display which is attached/placed on the dashboard of a vehicle along with other driver information system. A unique method and system has been devised for giving instantaneous mileage readings in real time during both driving conditions and idling conditions corresponding to the amount of fuel consumed and the distance travelled by the motorbike. This device can be added as an enhancement to existing motorbikes too which works on carburetor and even on bikes with fuel injection technology. The mathematical calculations done by humans to manually check the mileage of a vehicle can be automated with the implementation of this device. Also, the probable distance that can be travelled by the vehicle corresponding to the amount of fuel in the fuel tank can also be estimated. The method and apparatus in this device includes a flowmeter from which the amount of fuel consumed is sensed and given as the input signal to a microcontroller which in turn also receives the signals from vehicle speed sensors indicating the distance travelled. The microcontroller access the data obtained from both the sensors and computes numerical value which can be displayed onto a display unit digitally.
Keywords: Driver Information System, Engine, Flowmeter, Fuel, Low Cost, Mileage, Motorbike, Sensors.
Scope of the Article: Real-Time Information Systems