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Re: OVMS for Mitsubishi i-Miev, Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot i

Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:30 am

PV1 wrote:Did you configure GPRS settings? Who is your SIM card provider?

What do you get with GPRS?

It will only read SoC information if the car is on or charging. Also, set vehicle type to MI. Did you download the experimental .hex file?


GPRS?
GPRS:
APN:wholesale
User:
Password:
GSM:T-Mobile
GPRS: OK
Server: Connected OK

is set to MI

Experimental hex file? .... OOPS....

Going back in the thread to look for it... :oops:

Would having the standard version 2 hex loaded cause the GPS command to return the wrong location?
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Re: OVMS for Mitsubishi i-Miev, Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot i

Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:43 am

Would having the standard version 2 hex loaded cause the GPS command to return the wrong location?

No. That is caused either by no GPS signal or the module can't get to google.com to update the link (your GPRS initialization issue). It appears that the GPRS is working now, and I take it you have a PTel SIM (based on the APN name)?

Experimental hex file? .... OOPS....

Going back in the thread to look for it... :oops:

I'll save you the hassle. It's right here:
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/openv ... mental.hex
Right click, and save the file.
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Re: OVMS for Mitsubishi i-Miev, Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot i

Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:35 pm

No. That is caused either by no GPS signal or the module can't get to google.com to update the link (your GPRS initialization issue). It appears that the GPRS is working now, and I take it you have a PTel SIM (based on the APN name)?

should have plenty of signal. I'll test the antenna on a GPS at home. I do have a PTel SIM. I will verify with them that the pay as you go plan has data.

I'll save you the hassle. It's right here:
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/openv ... mental.hex
Right click, and save the file.


Thanks for that. I left my PICkit at home so I'll see if I can bring a windows VM home to run on my Mac then see if I can get the Pickit SW to function on that. If Not, I'll reflash in the morning at work.

interestingly, when I send VERSION, I get:
OVMS Firmware version: 2.6.5/MI/V2

This is from the production V2 from the main site.
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Re: OVMS for Mitsubishi i-Miev, Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot i

Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:50 pm

:D :P 8-)

Woohoo!!

Mitsi is up and online!

The last fix was the experimental hex file. Even the GPS started working.(?)

Now i want to see if she will page me when she's done charging.

The iPhone app tells me the charge rate, range numbers and temperatures of things.

What other cool thing can it do?
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Re: OVMS for Mitsubishi i-Miev, Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot i

Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:48 am

Right now, that's about it. You can:

see battery, motor, and controller temperatures.
see SoC.
see charge voltage and amperage.
see car location.
see range.
receive unplug/full charge notifications.
check 12 volt battery voltage with SMS command DIAG?

Supposedly the new version of the app includes the Open Charge Map, basically a map of locations where OVMS users have charged their cars.

I suppose it's also possible to install one of these in any vehicle just for location tracking. I see the big plus in tracking the car should it get stolen or towed, or if you lend the car to a friend/offspring. I'll be hard-wiring mine in so that I can leave it hooked up while using CaniOn. Mine's installed up underneath the dash and is completely out of sight.
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Re: OVMS for Mitsubishi i-Miev, Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot i

Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:20 pm

Finished the install today...

Permanently labled both antenna cables at the connecter ends.
Removed the glove box.
Placed both antennas on the dash as far forward as possible. This puts them as far away from metal signal interferance as possable.
Tucked the wires under the forwad edge of the dash where it meets the windshield.
Pulled the passenger side pillar cover and snaked the wires down to the floor.
Ran the diag connector under the lip of the console cover to the space behind the glove box.
Connnected everything.
Velcroed the module to a support above the glovebox cavity.
Coiled antenna cables and velcroed them to the module.
Assured all cables are clear od the glove box cavity.
Installed glove box.
Reattached the pillar cover.

Other than the antennas, which are where the lower windshield meets the dash, nothing is visable.
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Re: OVMS for Mitsubishi i-Miev, Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot i

Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:27 pm

Does the CANbus wake up when the alarm goes off? I'm wondering if there is the possibility of adding notification of the alarm sounding, or if it's already there.

This functionality somewhat exists now with charge stop notifications, but only while the car is charging.
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Re: OVMS for Mitsubishi i-Miev, Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot i

Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:37 am

For UK readers...

Finally gave up with GeoSIM and went with EE sim only deal which costs £1/week as the signal is much better at home. Despite GeoSIM's blurb saying they work with many of the major UK networks (including EE - or T-Mobile, anyway) I never had a reliable signal here. It now works flawlessly at home and having done a 180 mile 'EV Adventure' into the wilds of East Anglia just yesterday (I even met Dale Vince at Ecotricity's Green Britain Centre at Swaffham!), it seems to have good coverage generally with EE. http://shop.ee.co.uk/price-plans/free-sim (100MB 10mins 10texts). MW

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Re: OVMS for Mitsubishi i-Miev, Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot i

Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:55 pm

In light of the growing number of hacks and data theft going on in the US, I've been giving some serious thought to tightening up my online security.

One thing I've been working on is how to keep the convenience and security of having a connection to my car with OVMS while also making it secure against internet hackers. While it seems like a simple solution to just turn off GPRS on the module, I want to maintain the ability to locate the car should it be stolen or towed, and turning off GPRS kills that ability. So, the solution appears to be to remove the server IP address from the module and delete my account from the server. This also requires that I change notification to SMS and possibly expect a higher bill on the SIM card, though that seems unlikely. Leaving GPRS enabled allows the module to reach Google and send the map link via SMS, but with server address removed, it's not sending the location data to Tesla's servers.

Is it also possible that the module could simply send coordinates via SMS, eliminating the need to be online altogether? Or could it ping the coordinates and send the approximate address via SMS to be compatible with basic cell phones (no Google maps link)? A firmware update could allow both of these. If no GPRS connection, send SMS coordinates. If there is a connection, lookup nearest address and send that.

Also, at the start of a charge, have an option to automatically send STAT? results with the nearest address or coordinates. That way, future location inquires can be checked against the location sent when the car was plugged in.
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Re: OVMS for Mitsubishi i-Miev, Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot i

Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:26 am

Aren't the vast majority if 'hacks' down to people not bothering to implement the most basic security? Like having your password left at the default 'password', etc?

I'm quite sure Uncle Sam or Al Qaeda (choose your most appropriate bogeyman) could hack into your car if they really, really wanted to despite you using very secure passwords etc but... why would they want to?

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