goev
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Re: OVMS for the Kia Soul EV (to remotely access it without UVO)

Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:04 am

Just a small update on OVMS V3.

I can now lock and unlock doors from a car that is properly off. For real this time! I can open the trunk, and I have implemented a feature where you can use the third "trunk" button on the key fob to open the charge port. (Do anyone know what that button does anyway?)

M-can is being reverse engineered, but what we have found there is currently not very useful.
The search for remote climate control is ongoing. I hope to get some help in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=877

The core OVMS team is busy adding more and more features. I have a hard time keeping track with what they do.
Multiple can-buses are looking stable now. There are some issues with GPS and SD-card I believe, but WiFi and GSM/3G seems to work ok. I haven't properly tested the roaming from WiFi to GSM and back to WiFi myself, but it seems to be mostly in place and should in work, in theory.
SMS support is still missing. Same goes for Bluetooth and MQTT.
Communication with the OVMS V2 server is finished, so except from the missing GSM and GPS, the Kia Soul functionality are now on par and better than the V2.

Scripting works just great too. From there you can do all the aforementioned stuff, like lock/unlock doors, but also turn on and off lights, and even access commands not directly supported, by sending commands directly to a spesific ECU. Maybe soon we could have a script like the Tesla Easter Egg? ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31yr1Dtq2Qo

But, maybe best of all: No special hardware, nor skills are needed to set up and update the firmware on V3 :)

Now, I really look forward to getting a case for the OVMS-board...

Javi
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Re: OVMS for the Kia Soul EV (to remotely access it without UVO)

Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:07 am

Fantastic!!!

Great job!!!
If I had a V3 I would definitely help him at work.

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Javi
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Re: OVMS for the Kia Soul EV (to remotely access it without UVO)

Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:40 am

Do you have any news?

goev
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Re: OVMS for the Kia Soul EV (to remotely access it without UVO)

Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:32 pm

Not really. The hardware har proven to be a challenge, so there has been some setbacks. But, there will be a limited number of OVMS V3-boxes for sale in Mars, I hope. These are meant for the early adopters who aren't afraid of bugs and manual firmware updates.

When it comes to the Kia Soul functionality, there's not much more to say at the moment. Preheating is still not possible :(

Javi
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Re: OVMS for the Kia Soul EV (to remotely access it without UVO)

Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:46 am

thank you very much.

for what you comment it is not very complex to update the soft.
Maybe I dare to acquire one of the first version

JejuSoul
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Re: OVMS for the Kia Soul EV (to remotely access it without UVO)

Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:45 am

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The first batch of production OVMS v3 modules and modems is being produced now. We estimate availability on Fasttech late this month (March 2018). Specifications and Pricing at the website below.
see - OVMS v3 Pre-Launch Announcement
The codes for using Torque Pro can be found by clicking the link in the website icon under my user name on the left.

goev
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Re: OVMS for the Kia Soul EV (to remotely access it without UVO)

Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:54 am

Javi, I tried to send you a reply to your mailaddress, but I got the email in return for some reason.

I haven't received my V3.1-module yet, so I'm afraid I can't help you much at the moment, but I can say that the WiFi-antenna is built in. The external antennas are for GPS and GSM/3G only.
There have been so incredibly much happening that I haven't been able to keep up with all the new stuff the rest of the OVMS-team have been doing for the last couple of months. I'll have to learn it my self when I finally get my V3.1-module :-)

Are there any one else here who have received their OVMS V.3.1?

Javi
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Re: OVMS for the Kia Soul EV (to remotely access it without UVO)

Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:25 am

Goev, sorry by mail, I would like to change ideas for this other "soulevspain@gmail.com"

It is not fair that a developer does not receive his, they must be the first

watching the video of Mark, I understood that it is necessary to put a wifi antenna, my fault.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpyI1q4Y89I

Regards, Javi

goev
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Re: OVMS for the Kia Soul EV (to remotely access it without UVO)

Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:34 am

I finally got mine yesterday :D

Had some problems with the SD-card-reader and it took a while before I got the 3G-connection to work. I think both problems where due to bad connections and flimsy holders.

Everything else was fairly ok to setup when following the user guide. I got connected via WiFi and opened 192.168.4.1 in the web-browser. I sat WiFi up with AP+Client and it seems to work just fine for me.
The most confusing is all the usernames and passwords. There is the admin-user and password on the OVMS-unit, the user and password for the openvehicles.com page and the vehicle Id and password on the tmc.openvehicles.com server. Yeah, and of course all the WiFi-SSID and passwords...

Javi, do you still have issues with WiFi on your unit?

I didn't have much time to play with this yesterday, but today I finally got to test it properly in the car on my way to work. There is quite a lot of bugs in the Kia Soul-specific code. Some things was working earlier on my developer unit, so I suspect there are some timing/resource issues due to changes in the "framework" that is causing these errors. Some have been fixed in my developer version, but those changes have not yet been pulled into the official version.

Among the things I've found is:
* SOC is stuck at 100%,
* TPMS is not working anymore
* It seems I've managed to swap ideal range and estimated range.
* Speed is not working
* Plus a host of other, more internal things.

Anyone found anything else to report?

Please also note that most of the xks-commands are experimental and do not work properly.

Javi
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Re: OVMS for the Kia Soul EV (to remotely access it without UVO)

Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:31 pm

Yes, I have problems with wifi.
Now I have it stopped, a lot of work in my company

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