Sharing Public Charging Data

I’ve always been interested in the possible uses of OVMS for the greater good of the EV community, and to assist with the widespread adoption of Electric Vehicles. The anonymised Tesla Roadster charging records we provided to Tom Saxton for his work on a Charge Time Predictor for these cars showed how beautifully such information sharing can work.

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:

http://tflig.ht/v8INxA

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:

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.

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