The LED Display is a data visualization tool for drivers that works on top of the OpenXC platform. It consists of 20 RGB LEDs that act as a bar graph and can be programmed to render any OpenXC signal. The LED Display runs off an Arduino Mega which receives serial commands from an Android device. This project was developed by Chad Bean during his internship at Ford’s Silicon Valley Lab.
The motivation behind this project was to design a mechanism for drivers to visualize car data without taking your eyes off the road. The LED Display can also utilize different colors in order to communicate with the driver. For example, when displaying fuel efficiency the LEDs turn red.