Today, we are pleased to release v3.1.006. Over 125 bug fixes and enhancements have gone into this release since v3.1.005, and a summary of the major changes is here:
Firmware: 3.1.006 (build idf v3.1-dev-455-gf4905cdf May 20 2018 20:08:31) OTA release providing improvements and fixes. - Web status: panel auto updates, reboot button, SD card and modem status and control - Twizy: sufficient charge notifications separated from charge state - Webserver: setup wizard - Notifications for charge and other standard events - Notifications for vehicle error fault codes - Notifications when new firmware is available / installed (autoflash) - Charge Time Predictor for Tesla Roadster
For full detail on all changes, check the GitHub revision history.
The v3 modules can be updated over the air (wifi), via SD CARD, or over USB - all without requiring special hardware programmers like the PICKIT used for v2. The simplest way to update the module firmware is to connect it as a client to your wifi network (or phone hotspot), and then use the web interface Config / Firmware / Flash-from-Web; that will show you the version you are running, as well as the latest version available for update. One click on 'Flash now' and the update will be downloaded and installed. Alternatively, you can download the firmware update to a file named ovms3.bin in the root directory of a FAT formatted SD CARD and insert the card into the module's slot - the new firmware will be updated automatically and the file renamed ovms3.done to signify completion.
This firmware 3.1.006 release also includes the new feature to check for and automatically update to newly available firmware, every night (so long as the vehicle is connected to WiFi). After updating to 3.1.005, you can enable this for future firmware releases with 'config ota auto yes'.
Thank you for your support of the project.