OVMS v3.1 Pre-Ordering Now

The first batch of production OVMS v3 modules and modems is now available for pre-order from fasttech.com. Specifications, Pricing, and details, follow.

Bundle Kit: OVMS v3.1 module (US$90) + OVMS v3.1 modem (US$60)

Existing users: US$130 (uses US$20 Fasttech discount coupon code for all OVMS v1/v2 users)
New users: US$150.

  • Black injection-moulded plastic enclosure
  • ESP32 WROVER processor (16MB flash, 4MB SPI RAM, 520KB SRAM, dual core 160/240MHz Xtensa LX6 processor)
  • WIFI 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth v4.2 BR/EDR and BLE
  • 3x CAN buses
  • 1x Micro USB connector (for flash download and serial console)
  • 1x Micro SD card slot
  • 1x Internal expansion slot
  • 8x EGPIO, 2x GPIO
  • 1x GSM antenna connector
  • 1x GPS antenna connector
  • 1x DB9 vehicle connector
  • 1x DB26 expansion connector
  • OVMS v3.1 SIM5360E 3G modem module (either US or EU edition)
    • Modem is an optional plug-in module, that can be changed in future (to allow for new technology)
    • 3G (EV-DO/HSPA+) dual band modem
    • Includes 2G (GSM/GPRS) and 2.5G (EDGE) quad band
    • GPS/GNSS
    • Nano (4FF) SIM slot
    • HOLOGRAM.IO nano sim
    • US edition is SIM5360A (Dual-Band UMTS/HSPA+ 850/1900MHz, Quad-Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHz)
    • EU edition is SIM5360J(E) (Dual-Band UMTS/HSPA+ 900/2100MHz, Quad-Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHz)

First Production Batch

This first production batch is intended for experienced OVMS v2 users and v3 developers. Please note:

  • Firmware is not complete, and should be considered beta
  • Functionality is approximately equivalent to basic OVMS v2 firmware, but some advanced features (such as ACC, SMS control, etc) are not available yet
  • Firmware is far in advance of v2 in other aspects (such as built in web server, metrics, console, tcp/ip support, diagnostics, geofencing, scripting, etc)
  • Firmware can be updated either Over The Air (OTA), by Micro SD card, or over USB interface
  • Vehicle support currently includes: Kia Soul EV, Nissan Leaf, Renault Twizy, Tesla Roadster

Antenna and Vehicle Connectors

The antenna and vehicle connectors for OVMS v3 are the same as for OVMS v2, and existing cables/antennas can generally be re-used for OVMS v3. Note, however, that the frequency ranges supported by individual 3G networks may be different than 2G, so may benefit from an antenna specifically designed for the 3G frequency ranges used.

Coupon Code and Ordering Arrangements

For existing OVMS v1 or v2 users, please login to www.openvehicles.com, then click My Account, then Vehicles. You will see the Fasttech coupon code next to your registered vehicle. When using the Fasttech ordering system, add the products you want to your cart, click View Cart, then “Have a coupon code?” to enter the code.

We expect the first stock to arrive next week, and first shipments will start pretty soon after that.

Should you wish to donate to the project, you can use this link to donate via PayPal:

https://www.openvehicles.com/helpme

Comments

My car Chevrolet Volt - not suitable?

markwj's picture

The first v3 firmware does not have support for the Volt Ampera / Chevy Volt vehicle type. So far, no developer has come forward to help porting the firmware to that vehicle. Technically, the hardware can support the vehicle - but we are an open source project and require someone with the vehicle to port the support over from v2 to v3.

We expect support for that vehicle type to come within the coming few months. As the v3 hardware is now released, this will be easier to get done.

When I my account and view my vehicles, I don't see any coupon codes, only a link that goes to fasttech with "search?ovms".

What am I missing?

markwj's picture

That is the coupon code.

i have the old one, with this new can i tune the new twizy after 2017?

thanks
Walter

markwj's picture

I think best to ask on the twizy forums regarding tuning.