An update on OVMS base v2 Hardware
It has been a while, so we thought we'd give you an update on the OVMS base v2 hardware.
Short story is that it has been a lot harder than we expected, but we're finally there. The final prototype had a few minor fixes to make, but is now working perfectly, and we are ready to go.
The factory is now making the first batch of v2 base hardware for us. We should have this ready in 10 to 14 days. We'll need just a few days to test it, once we get it, then ready to go out to users.
Sorry for the delays, but we think when you see the final result you'll agree it was worth it. The v2 hardware is about half the size of v1, and much more robustly built. It also has a controller board with more flash memory for code, an A/D converter to read incoming +12V line voltage, a new modem chip, and built-in GPS support! The cable connecting to the vehicle is now a modular design, with the module exposing a simple male DB9 connector. We'll be providing cables for Tesla Roadsters (v1.x and v2.x) as well as ODBII. That ODBII, coupled with the GPS support, will allow us to eventually support a whole host of vehicles to provide basic tracking and remote monitoring from the vehicle's CAN bus.
We're already working on the firmware to ensure it is ready to go with the new hardware, and we'll release some pictures and more details when we get the first production batch.