The Natural Gas Quarterly provides information on the current and projected status of those factors that impact a decision to adopt natural gas. It includes a “dashboard gauge” that looks at fuel price spread, public heavy-duty NG fueling infrastructure, NG equipment, and actual NG heavy-duty truck sales.
This digital dashboard gauge is built on an open source Arduino platform with text LCD and standard car senders. For the purposes of this hack, the gauge is being used to monitor turbo pressure, oil and other temperatures, acceleration and provide a lap timing, but the author stresses that “the code could be easily adapted for other applications (experimental purposes, weather monitoring, pet monitoring, personal health meter, RC car telemetry, robot telemetry, etc.)”
The Natural Gas Quarterly provides information on the current and projected status of those factors that impact a decision to adopt natural gas. The report includes a dashboard gauge that looks at fuel price spread, public heavy-duty natural gas fueling infrastructure, natural gas equipment, and actual natural gas heavy-duty truck sales.
I think dashboard gauges take design consideration for their use. There’s no reason to leave them out of your dashboard but you have to be thoughtful. You must consider the layout and how to assist the user with understanding their role.
Dashboard Gauges Are Still a Terrible Idea!