Open Vehicles Android App - Open Charge Map

A good day.

OVMS Android App v3.2.1 is now released to beta test. You can get it from testflightapp:

We’re using TestFlightApp for both iOS and Android Apps, so it would be helpful if you could register there. If you do, you’ll get notified of new builds as and when they are released.

As with the iOS App, we’ve had sponsorship and support from Zero Carbon World for this:

The importance of Telematics

Dennis reflects on over twenty months of driving electric vehicles (EVs), and thinks about the advantages that EVs have over internal combustion engine (ICE) cars.

Homelink Bug Side-Effects

Homelink is a standard for wireless remote activation. It is usually used to remotely open garage doors and gates. Most modern vehicles include a homelink remote in the car somewhere (either as an option, standard equipment, or OEM addition).

As you approach your gate, you press one of three homelink buttons, and the gate conveniently opens to allow your vehicle in. The problem is one of range. When you press the button it often works for only a second or so - if the homelink receiver is not in range, the gate will not open, and you need to drive closer before trying again.

Fun With Nikki And OVMS

Nikki owned a Renault Twizy, into which she installed OVMS.

( She has extensively documented the OVMS kit and how to install it in a Twizy on behalf of Zero Carbon World, so go and read this article if you’re curious on how to do it yourself - )