How to measure your BMW’s performance with your iPhone

Interesting | August 10th, 2008 by 15
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The new iPhone 3G has cleared the way for many interesting application that will make us use our phone in different ways than before. Obviously, …

The new iPhone 3G has cleared the way for many interesting application that will make us use our phone in different ways than before. Obviously, the iPhone became a more powerful tool since Apple decided to release their code to the developers’ world and therefore, we can take advantage of some amazing applications.

One of them that was recently released onto the iTunes store, it’s an application called Dynolicious.

What is Dynolicious and how does it work?

Dynolicious is car performance meter that is available for the iPhone and the iPod Touch as well. It uses the accelerometer built in to your device to sense the motion of your  vehicle and to measure the performance characteristiscs of your car.

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Here are some things you can do with your iPhone and Dynolicious:

  • 0-60 MPH
  • Other Speed Tests (0-10 MPH through 0-100 MPH in 10MPH increments)
  • Quarter Mile Elapsed Time
  • Quarter Mile Trap Speed
  • Elapsed Time and Trap Speed for standard intervals (60′, 330′, 1/8 Mi, 1000′)
  • Lateral G’s (current and peak)
  • Braking G’s (current and peak)
  • Wheel Horsepower
  • Estimated Engine Horsepower

The output is displayed in graphs and all the results can be saved for future comparisons. There are many other features, but we should have a full report next week when we plan to test the application ourselves.

We did hear that there are a few calibration issues, but once you go past them, Dynolicious works pretty well.

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