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05 - MFD Touch Settings

The MFD Touch Settings menus are available by selecting the Settings Button Settings.png on the bottom left of the screen.

There are 2 Settings menus available: VBOX Display Settings and Decel Test Settings, along with options to Save and Load the settings. They can be accessed by pressing the desired option.
 

MFD Touch Settings.png
 

To return to the parameter screen, select the Exit Button Exit Screen.png on the bottom left.


Note: If an SD card is inserted, settings values will be remembered after each power cycle.

VBOX Display Settings

There are 3 Display Settings screens available, accessed by selecting the Forward Forward Arrow.png or Back Backwards arrow.png arrows on the bottom right of the screen or by swiping the screen left or right. Settings can be changed by pressing on the corresponding button next to an option.

To return to the main settings screen, select the Exit Button Exit Screen.png on the bottom left.

General Settings

These two menu screens contain units, brightness, average speed calculation, reset and alert options.

MFD Touch Settings General 1.png
Screen 1

MFD Touch Settings General 2.png
Screen 2

Units of Measurement

Speed

Allows you to change the speed units between km/h (default) and mph. Changing the speed units will affect all visual speed parameters on all screens, unit labels will change and all speed values and results will be automatically recalculated accordingly. Tap the button to change the units.

Distance

Allows you to change the distance units between metres (default) and feet. Changing the distance units will affect all visual distance parameters on all screens, unit labels will change and all distance values and results will be automatically recalculated accordingly. Tap the button to change the units.

Acceleration

Allows you to change the acceleration units between g (default) and m/s². Changing the acceleration units will affect all acceleration references on all screens, unit labels will change and all acceleration values and results will be automatically recalculated accordingly. Tap the button to change the units.

Screen Settings

Screen Brightness

You can manually adjust the screen brightness between 5 levels, with 1 being the dimmest and 5 being the brightest setting. An 'Auto' (default) setting is also available which uses the internal ambient light sensor to automatically adjust the screen brightness. In dark conditions, the screen brightness will dim, and in light conditions the screen will brighten. Tap the button to cycle through the available options.

LED Brightness

You can manually adjust the LED brightness between 5 levels, with 1 being the dimmest and 5 being the brightest setting (this is extremely bright!) or turn off the LEDs. Tap the button to cycle through the available options, the LEDs will preview the brightness level. Level 3 by default.

 

Data

Average Speed Calculation

It is possible to change whether the selectable average speed parameter is calculated as Moving or Continuous.
 

MFD Touch Settings General Av Speed.png
 

  • Moving (default): Average speed will start to calculate as soon as a speed over 0.5 km/h is detected. Calculations will stop when speed is less than 0.8 km/h.
  • Continuous: Average speed is calculated continuously from start of test.
Reset Session Data

MFD Touch Settings General Reset.png
 

This will reset the results for calculated average speed, maximum lateral acceleration and calculated distance travelled. When pressed, the LEDs will flash green and the unit will emit an audible confirmation notification. A cancel timeout screen will display, allowing you to cancel the reset within 5 seconds by pressing the screen. If cancelled, the LEDs will briefly flash red and the unit will emit an audible tone, notifying you that the reset has been cancelled.

Alerts 

MFD Touch Settings Alerts.png
 

A Target Speed can be defined which will trigger a sound and/or LED alert when the speed is met. You can choose whether to enable or disable an audible alert (continuous beep for 2 seconds) along with a visual alert (all 4 LEDs will flash green) when the value is reached. Alerts will only show once, unless the vehicle has been stationary since the last alert.

Enabling one, or both of the alerts will set the target speed and also allow you to access the sub menu where you can define the target speed condition by pressing the value box and then use the keypad presented.
 

MFD Touch Settings Target Keypad.png
Target Speed Keypad Example


To save the value inputted, press the Confirm Button Confirm Button.png on the bottom right of the screen, or press the Cancel Button Cancel Button.png on the bottom left of the screen to return the Settings screen without saving.

Note: Speed can be entered up to 1 decimal place.

VBOX Information

The VBOX Information menu is the final screen within the Settings menu. It displays the device serial number, firmware version number and hardware version number. This information is useful in the event of troubleshooting a potential issue with the MFD Touch device.
 

MFD Touch Settings VBOX Information.png

Decel Test Settings

There are 2 Decel Test Settings screens available, accessed by selecting the Forward Forward Arrow.png or Back Backwards arrow.png arrows on the bottom right of the screen or by swiping the screen left or right. Settings can be changed by pressing on the corresponding button next to an option.

To return to the main settings screen, select the Exit Button Exit Screen.png on the bottom left.
 

These two menu screens enable you to configure a deceleration test and contain start/end, alerts and MFDD options.
 

Parameters for the test can be viewed on the display via the Decel Test parameters.

MFD Touch Decel Settings 1.png
Screen 1
MFD Touch Decel Settings 2.png
Screen 2

The first settings screen is for conducting deceleration tests using start and end speed values, the second screen is for when using a brake trigger.

Start/End Speed

Define the start and end speed conditions of the deceleration test by pressing the corresponding buttons and use the keypad presented.
 

MFD Touch Decel Settings Start Keypad.png
Start Speed Keypad Example
 

To save the value inputted, press the Confirm Button Confirm Button.png on the bottom right of the screen, or press the Cancel Button Cancel Button.png on the bottom left of the screen to return the Settings screen without saving.

Note: The maximum input value for speed is 999.9 and can be entered up to 1 decimal place.

Minimum Trigger Speed

Define the minimum trigger speed at which trigger activation becomes valid. If the trigger is detected below this speed, the test will not start. To change, press the current value and use the keypad presented.
 

MFD Touch Decel Settings Trigger Keypad.png
Minimum Trigger Speed Keypad Example
 

To save the value inputted, press the  Confirm Button Confirm Button.png on the bottom right of the screen, or press the Cancel Button Cancel Button.png on the bottom left of the screen to return the Settings screen without saving.

Note: The maximum input value for speed is 999.9 and can be entered up to 1 decimal place.

Alert at Start

MFD Touch Decel Settings Alert at Start.png
 

Select to enable audible and visual alert signals when the decel test start speed criteria is met. The unit will briefly beep and the 4 LEDs across the top of the device will flash green.

Alert at Trigger

MFD Touch Decel Settings Alert at Trigger.png
 

Select to enable audible and visual alert signals when the decel test trigger test has started. The unit will briefly beep and the 4 LEDs across the top of the device will flash green.

Alert at End

MFD Touch Decel Settings Alert at End.png

Select to enable audible and visual alert signals when the decel test end speed criteria is met. The unit will beep and the 4 LEDs across the top of the device will flash green

Write Results File

 

MFD Touch Decel Settings Write.png


Select to enable the decel test results to be written to an inserted SD card.

If no SD card is detected, the option will be greyed out. If still pressed, the unit will beep, the 4 LEDs across the top of the device will flash red, the unit will emit an audible tone and a 'NO SD CARD' message will be shown.

MFDD Settings

This area allows you to set up the start and end period of the MFDD (Mean Fully Developed Deceleration) analysis period.

MFD Touch Decel Settings MFDD1.png
Speed MFDD Settings
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Trigger MFDD Settings

This deceleration figure is used to show the maximum deceleration figure a vehicle can achieve. It is usually the deceleration between 80% and 10% of the trigger activation speed, the time at which the vehicle is loaded up and braking at its highest achievable level.

The MFDD is calculated by the following formula (using default 80% – 10% value):
 

MFDD = ((v_08)² – (v_01)²) / (25.92 * (s_01 – s_08))
 

Where:

  • v_08 is the speed at 80% of the brake trigger activation speed.
  • v_01 is the speed at 10% of the brake trigger activation speed.
  • s_01 is the distance at which the speed is v_01.
  • s_08 is the distance at which the speed is v_08.
     

MFDD can be also calculated using Speed by tapping the 'Percentage' label until it reads 'Speed' and entering the required values.
 

MFD Touch Decel Settings MFDD Speed.png
 

To change any values, press the current value and use the keypad presented.
 

MFD Touch Decel Settings Trigger Keypad.png
MFDD From Speed Keypad Example
 

To save the value inputted, press the  Confirm Button Confirm Button.png on the bottom right of the screen, or press the Cancel Button Cancel Button.png on the bottom left of the screen to return the Settings screen without saving.

 

Minimum/ Maximum Values

From
  • Speed
    • The maximum 'From' speed selectable is the value inputted as the Start Speed, or Minimum Trigger Speed
    • The minimum 'From' speed selectable is the greater value of 5 km/h or the ‘To’ value +1.

Note: The maximum input value for speed is 999.9 and can be entered up to 1 decimal place.

  • Percentage
    • The maximum 'From' percentage selectable is 100%
    • The minimum 'From' percentage selectable is the ‘To’ value +1.
To
  • Speed
    • The maximum 'To' speed selectable is the ‘From’ value -1.
    • The minimum 'To' speed selectable is the value inputted as the End Speed, or '0' if using a brake trigger.
       
  • Percentage
    • The maximum 'To' percentage selectable is the ‘From’ value -1.
    • The minimum 'To' percentage selectable is the value inputted as the End Speed expressed as a percentage of configured Start Speedor '0' if using a brake trigger.

Save Settings

To save the settings to an inserted SD card, select the 'Save Settings' button and enter a suitable file name using the presented keyboard. To save the name, press the Confirm Button Confirm Button.png on the bottom right of the screen, or press the Cancel Button Cancel Button.png on the bottom left of the screen to return the Settings screen without saving.


Note: The button will be greyed out if an SD card is not detected.
 

MFD Touch Settings Save.png
Save Settings Keypad Example
 

If confirmed, the screen will present a file saved notification, the LEDs will flash green and the unit will emit an audible confirmation notification. If a settings file with the same name already exists on the SD card, the unit will advise that the file is being overwritten, a cancel timeout screen will display, allowing you to cancel the overwriting process within 5 seconds by pressing the screen. If cancelled, the LEDs will briefly flash red and the unit will emit an audible tone, notifying you that the overwriting has been cancelled.

MFD Touch Settings Overwrite.png
Overwriting screen
MFD Touch Settings Confirm.png
Save confirmed screen

Load Settings

To load a previously saved settings file from an inserted SD card, select the 'Load Settings' button. The unit will present all available settings files located on the SD card, tap on the desired file and then press the Confirm Button Confirm Button.png on the bottom right of the screen to load, or press the Cancel Button Cancel Button.png on the bottom left of the screen to return the Settings screen without saving. If confirmed, the screen will present a file loaded notification, the LEDs will flash green and the unit will emit an audible confirmation notification.


Note: The button will be greyed out if an SD card is not detected.
 

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