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05 - MFD Touch Settings

You can find the MFD Touch Settings menus by pressing the Settings button Settings.png in the bottom left corner.

There are 3 Settings menus available: VBOX Display SettingsDecel Test Settings and Accel Test Settings, along with the options to Save and Load settings. 
 

MFD Touch Settings.png
 

Return to the parameter screen by pressing the Exit button Exit Screen.png in the bottom left corner.


Note: If you have an SD card inserted, it will remember the settings values after each power cycle.

VBOX Display Settings

There are 3 Display Settings screens available. You can toggle between these by pressing the Forward Forward Arrow.png or Back Backwards arrow.png arrows on the bottom right of the screen or by swiping left or right. You can change the settings by pressing the corresponding button next to an option.

Return to the main settings screen by pressing the Exit button Exit Screen.png in the bottom left corner.

General Settings

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

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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, the unit labels will change, and all speed values and results will automatically be recalculated. 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, the unit labels will change, and all distance values and results will automatically be recalculated. 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, the unit labels will change, and all acceleration values and results will automatically be recalculated. Tap the button to change the units.

Screen Settings

Screen Brightness

You can adjust the screen brightness manually. 1 is the dimmest and 5 is the brightest. Auto (default) 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 adjust the LED brightness manually. 1 is the dimmest and 5 is the brightest (this is extremely bright!). You can also turn the LEDs off. Tap the button to cycle through the available options, the LEDs will preview the brightness level. Brightness level 3 is set by default.

 

Data

Average Speed Calculation

You can 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 the speed is less than 0.8 km/h.
  • Continuous: Average speed is calculated continuously from the start of the test.
Reset Session Data

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This will reset the results for calculated average speed, maximum lateral acceleration and calculated distance travelled. When you press this button, 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

Target Speed, Sound Alert and LED Alert

MFD Touch Settings Alerts.png
 

You can define a target speed that 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 using the presented keypad.
 

MFD Touch Settings Target Keypad.png
Target Speed Keypad Example


Save the selected value by pressing the Confirm button Confirm Button.png in the bottom right corner. Press the Cancel button Cancel Button.png in the bottom left corner to return to the Settings screen without saving.

Note: You can enter speed up to 1 decimal place.

Logging Beep

MFD Touch Settings Logging Beep.png
 

Select to enable an audible alert signal when the logging state of the connected VBOX 3i unit changes. There are different tone sounds for when the connected unit starts and stops capturing data (including pausing logging in log when moving).

VBOX Information

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

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Decel Test Settings

There are 2 DECEL TEST SETTINGS screens available. You can toggle between these by pressing the Forward Forward Arrow.png or Back Backwards arrow.png arrows at the bottom right of the screen or by swiping left or right. You can change the settings by pressing the corresponding button next to an option.

Return to the main settings screen by pressing the Exit button Exit Screen.png in the bottom left corner.
 

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 you are using a brake trigger.

Start/End Speed

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

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

Save the selected value by pressing the Confirm button Confirm Button.png in the bottom right corner. Press the Cancel button Cancel Button.png in the bottom left corner to return to 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. Change this value by pressing the current value and using the presented keypad.
 

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

Save the selected value by pressing the Confirm button Confirm Button.png in the bottom right corner. Press the Cancel button Cancel Button.png in the bottom left corner to return to 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's start speed criteria are 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's 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's end speed criteria are met. The unit will beep and the 4 LEDs across the top of the device will flash green

Write Results File

 

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

If the unit cannot detect an SD card, this option will be greyed out.

If you press it when it is greyed out:

  • the unit will beep
  • the 4 LEDs across the top of the device will flash red
  • the unit will emit an audible tone
  • a 'NO SD CARD' message will display

MFDD Settings

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

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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.
     

You can also calculate MFDD 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 presented keypad.
 

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

Save the selected value by pressing the Confirm button Confirm Button.png in the bottom right corner. Press the Cancel button Cancel Button.png in the bottom left corner to return to 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.

Accel Test Settings

The Accel Test Settings menu screen enables you to configure an acceleration test. It contains start/end, alerts, and 1 ft rollout options. You can change the settings by pressing the corresponding button next to an option. Return to the main settings screen by pressing the Exit button Exit Screen.png in the bottom left corner.
 

You can view the parameters for the test on the display via the Accel Test parameters.
 

MFD Touch Accel Settings.png

Test Type

Press the Test Type button to choose between SpeedDistance, or 0-Speed-0 (e.g. 0–100–0). Press the question mark to view more information on test types. The displayed parameters will depend on the chosen test.

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Speed Test Parameters
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Distance Test Parameters
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0-Speed-0 Test Parameters

 

Test Type Parameters
Speed Start Speed (km/h or mph)
Minimum input: 0; maximum input: 998.9
End Speed (km/h or mph)
Minimum input: Greater of 5 km/h and Start Speed +1; maximum input: 998.9
Distance Start Speed (km/h or mph)
Minimum input: 0; maximum input: 998.9
End Distance (m or ft)
Minimum input: 1; maximum input: 99999
0-Speed-0 Target Speed (km/h or mph)
Minimum input: 5 km/h; maximum input: 998.9

Start/End Conditions

You can define the start and end conditions by pressing the corresponding buttons and using the presented keypad.
 

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


Save the selected value by pressing the Confirm button Confirm Button.png in the bottom right corner. Press the Cancel button Cancel Button.png in the bottom left corner to return to the Custom Test screen without saving.


Note: You can enter speed up to 1 decimal place.

To save the range, press the Confirm button Confirm Button.png in the bottom right. Press the Cancel button Cancel Button.png in the bottom left of the screen to go back to the Accel Mode screen without saving.

Alert at Start

MFD Touch Decel Settings Alert at Start.png
 

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

One-Foot Rollout

MFD Touch Accel Settings OneFoot Rollout.png
 

If enabled, all tests will not commence until 1 ft or 0.305 m distance has been covered. You can find more information on the one-foot rollout here.


Note: if enabled, the label 'ONE FOOT ROLLOUT ENABLED' will be appended to each logged test result on the SD card.

Write Results File

 

MFD Touch Decel Settings Write.png


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

If the device cannot detect an SD card, the option will be greyed out.

If you press it when it is greyed out:

  • the unit will beep
  • the 4 LEDs across the top of the device will flash red
  • the unit will emit an audible tone
  • a 'NO SD CARD' message will display

Save Settings to SD

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


Note: If you press the Save Settings to SD and the device cannot detect an SD card, it will display 'NO SD CARD' in the screen header, all 4 LEDs at the top of the unit will flash red twice, and an audible error tone is emitted if the 'Save Settings to SD' button is pressed.
 

MFD Touch Settings Save.png
Save Settings Keypad Example
 

When the file is saved successfully, 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. If cancelled, the LEDs will briefly flash red and the unit will emit an audible tone, notifying you that the overwriting has been cancelled.

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Overwriting screen
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Save confirmed screen

Load Settings from SD

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


Note: If you press the Load Settings from SD and the device cannot detect an SD card, it will display 'NO SD CARD' in the screen header, all 4 LEDs at the top of the unit will flash red twice, and an audible error tone is emitted. 

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