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You ever seen those LED displays with moving messages, like this:



Wouldn't it be kind of cool to have a small one of these mounted in your rear window that showed your current average mileage?

Wildly impractical, mildly wasteful, probably controversial, sure, but cool.
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That and other messages, such as 'back off, you're too close'
'Speed limit is nn'
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I've seen one you can buy that you can put in any message you want. You'd have to manually enter the mileage. It comes pre-programmed with anti aggression messages.

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That and other messages, such as 'back off, you're too close'
'Speed limit is nn'
Ya beat me to it

On second thought, though, perhaps it would encourage MORE tailgating in order to read the 'message'
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I've dreamed about an LED readout long before I had a Prius (to say things like, DON'T TAILGATE, etc.). But I'm afraid wstander is correct.
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Well, if all it said was "49.9mpg" in big enough letters, not blinking or anything, that wouldn't cause any tailgating. Adding in other messages makes it a whole different thing, though, with all those problems. And if you had to manually key that in while driving, though, that'd be ludicrous. The trick would be to link it to the Prius's onboard computers.
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I really have to learn to design microcontroller based applications.
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How about one that says something along the lines of "Onboard video recorder activated, or smile, you are on camera?"
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Yes, yes!! I've wanted one of those forever... that would be wicked cool.
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