OVMS v3 Pre-Launch Announcement

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 follow.

OVMS v3.1 module: US$90

  • 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): US$60

  • 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)

Bundle (OVMS v3.1 module + v3.1 modem): US$150

A time-limited special discount of US$20 off this bundle price will be provided for existing OVMS v2 owners (making this bundle offer US$130).

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

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.

Comments

How can it be made compatible with Chevy Volt?
what do you need?
We pay you, we are many interested.
Thank you.

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.

How can it be made compatible with Chevy Volt?
what do you need?
We pay you, we are many interested.
Thank you.

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.

OVMS v3 can support for Opel Ampera? model 2012 & 2013.
Thanks.

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.

Makiaveliko's picture

Im i terested to use with my Opel Ampera, can do retrocomptibility like OVMS v2 for volt and Ampera?? Thx!

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.

Good morming. Please I need ovms for opel ampera. Its possible?
Thanka

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.

Does V3 add any support for MS-CAN & SW-CAN? I've been lead to believe these could not be supported on the V2 due to hardware limitations and that they're essential for implementing all of the functionality for Ampera.

markwj's picture

V3 includes an expansion slot, and expansion connector, for such support. We have plenty of firmware space free, lots of RAM, and technically supporting these protocols should be possible.

my car Chevy Volt.
OVMS v3
does not support my car?

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.

Hello. Where can I download schematic for the v3 hardware?

markwj's picture

It will be loaded onto the GitHub repository when it is release. We expect that will be within the next week or so.

markwj's picture

The schematics have today been posted to the public GitHub repository.