1. #1
    I read this twice, it sounds like I should understand it, but I do not.

    Is it for real, is it gibberish, have I had another TIA?

    Infotainment?


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    Gone are the days of tablets and chalk and eye spy on the horse and cart Robin ;) ....its all touchscreen 100% online connectivity these days apparently..............I wouldn't know as I've a 10 yr old Ford :)
    Last edited by njhussey; 17-02-2016 at 10:55 PM.
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  3. #3
    Hi Robin,

    I'm afraid Infotainment is now a well established word in the Automotive industry. Obviously an amalgamation of information and entertainment - e.g. touchscreen showing heater controls or traffic information, together with access to radio, DAB, CD, Bluetooth music from your phone, internet and other entertainment.

    ECU is the engine brain
    CAN is the CANbus which is a sort of network on the car where different systems talk to each other

    I would argue there are now more man-hours spent developing software and hardware for cars than the metal bits.
    Building a CNC machine to make a better one since 2010 . . .
    MK1 (1st photo), MK2, MK3, MK4

  4. #4
    I just have this nagging feeling that I should be able to work out what this thing they are trying to sell me actually does.

  5. #5
    Are you a car mechanic? I guess it is an ECU reading programming tool. So you can get diagnostic info, program new keys and that sort of thing. Since cars are always updating the tech inside you need a tool that supports it.
    Last edited by Tenson; 23-02-2016 at 06:21 PM.

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Hewitt View Post
    I read this twice, it sounds like I should understand it, but I do not.

    Is it for real, is it gibberish, have I had another TIA?

    Infotainment?


    .
    What's not to understand Robin? ECU programming is so simple that my two year old Grandson can do it !
    Albert Einstein may have been a genius, but his brother Frank, was a monster

    Sent from my clunky old Windows 7 Machine

  7. #7
    One wonders if even the people writing it know what all the acronyms mean.

    Quote Originally Posted by cropwell View Post
    What's not to understand Robin? ECU programming is so simple that my two year old Grandson can do it !
    It frustrates me when people refer to programming the motor drive in the electric motorbike I'm working on, as programming an ECU. It is not an ECU (it's an FPGA) - the whole point is that we have a motor, not an engine!
    Old router build log here. New router build log here. Lathe build log here.
    Electric motorbike project here.

  8. #8
    This is the TLA culture, I remember reading an IBM technical manual in the eighties. It gave the meaning by using the full words on first appearance, after that the acronym was used. It went from heavy to unreadable in one page. There was no glossary of acronyms.

    TTFN,

    Rob

    ** TLA = Three Letter Acronym
    Albert Einstein may have been a genius, but his brother Frank, was a monster

    Sent from my clunky old Windows 7 Machine

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    It is not an ECU (it's an FPGA)
    FPGA I can understand, I had a protracted love affair with the 22V10

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by cropwell View Post
    This is the TLA culture, I remember reading an IBM technical manual in the eighties. It gave the meaning by using the full words on first appearance, after that the acronym was used. It went from heavy to unreadable in one page. There was no glossary of acronyms.

    TTFN,

    Rob

    ** TLA = Three Letter Acronym
    I used to work for Digital, back when they still existed, and that was also a hotbed of TLAs. In the end, they ran out of TLAs and moved to ETLAs - Extended TLAs...

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