USE OF A MICROCOMPUTER IN AN ELECTRONIC FUEL GAGE MODULE

The electronic fuel gage being used in the 1980 Mark/Lincoln/Thunderbird/Cougar XR7 has minimal basic system logic requirements. However, by incorporating a microcomputer, it was possible to reduce the cost and complexity of other components in the module. As the design and development of the electronic fuel gage progressed, the need surfaced for additional features that had not been identified at the beginning of the program. The microcomputer provided the flexibility to add these features and still meet the cost and timing constraints of the program.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also published in HS-028 950 (SAE-SP-457), "Automotive Electronic Instrumentation; Displays and Sensors," Warrendale, Pennsylvania, 1980 p 35-9. Presented at SAE Congress and Exposition, Detroit, 25-29 February 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Martinec, R C
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

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  • Accession Number: 00325266
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800350, HS-028 957
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1985 12:00AM