What is this???

Digital CAN dashboard/trip computer
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What is this???

Post by yani » 30 Mar 2014, 17:40

This is a new software from me. Hope that someone can find it useful.
It is a kind of digital dashboard/trip computer. The software reads data from vehicle's CAN network and displays it on screen. It currently supports only the vehicles with 11-bit CAN systems (like Punto Mk2, Stilo, Bravo'07, Croma, 147, 159, Delta, Thema) by using a regular ELM327 interface.
You can customize what is displayed on screen by modifying the Template.txt file.

EDIT:
By the way, the included Template.txt works and is tested only on Alfa 159.
It is possible For the other models you may need to change the data source - like changing VEHICLE_SPEED_V1 to VEHICLE_SPEED_V2. That is also true for the trip computer part. Some models support *_TRIPAB, *_TRIPA, *_TRIPB (like the 159), while other support *_TRIP1, *_TRIP2, *_TRIP3...
I would suggest someone to make a Template.txt with all data on one screen so that users can run it and see which data is available on specific car model. Actually, I was going to do this myself, but did not have time...

Yani

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Re: What is this???

Post by vlad47 » 04 Apr 2014, 07:30

Many thanks for a great app. Is it working on Lancia Thesis?

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Re: What is this???

Post by Boris » 09 Apr 2014, 09:48

Don't work on Windows mobile device using ELM327 BT. Not able to connect, COM port is OK. The same device works perfectly with same COM port settings on FES Mobile 2.2.

I have tested Windows version on Alfa 147.
Works ok with ELM327 USB and BT, but using ELM327 BT refresh rate is slow. I am using the same COM port settings as on Multiecuscan.
Second screeen does not work OK, no data, maybe because I have disabled some of Trrip A-B settings on the Dashboard Menu.

I think that mobile version is more useful than Windows version.... hard to drive with laptop...

BTW how to activate and measure 0-20, 60, 100 ?

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Re: What is this???

Post by yani » 10 Apr 2014, 14:21

Don't work on Windows mobile device using ELM327 BT. Not able to connect, COM port is OK. The same device works perfectly with same COM port settings on FES Mobile 2.2.
Did you try the "Search for Bluetooth devices" function instead of selecting COM port? This bypasses the Bluetoth serial driver of the device and uses direct BT connection with the interface.
Second screeen does not work OK, no data, maybe because I have disabled some of Trrip A-B settings on the Dashboard Menu.
This is probably because your 147 does not send Trip A and B data and uses Trip 1/2 instead. You have to edit Template.txt and change the data parameters.
Like changing the following line
value;30%;84%;19%;R;Arial;Bold;24pt;CC0000;;AVERAGE_CONSUMPTION_TRIPA;l/100km
to
value;30%;84%;19%;R;Arial;Bold;24pt;CC0000;;AVERAGE_CONSUMPTION_TRIP1;l/100km

Unfortunately, I don't have info which of the parameters are supported by each car. So, you have to test.
BTW how to activate and measure 0-20, 60, 100 ?
It is always active. You just have to drive from 0 to 20/60/100 and the time will be updated. Then if you slow down to 0 and go to 100 the time will be updated again.
Here, as well, you can edit Template.txt and change the calculation like 0-200 or 60-100 or whatever.

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Re: What is this???

Post by Boris » 11 Apr 2014, 10:15

OK I will try over weekend.

BTW what about a Proxi problem on Alfa GT? I have sent you a mail with logs, in the begining of the week.

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Re: What is this???

Post by Boris » 12 Apr 2014, 19:58

yani wrote: Did you try the "Search for Bluetooth devices" function instead of selecting COM port? This bypasses the Bluetoth serial driver of the device and uses direct BT connection with the interface.
Tested, does not work.

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Re: What is this???

Post by Boris » 15 Apr 2014, 13:05

I have made some more tests with several Win mobile devices.

General conclusion is that it works on devices where BT OBD can communicate with mobile device wihout serial port connection.
Then both FESmobile and dashboard work using direct BT connection.

On some devices when serial BT connection is disabled , FESmobile and dashboard don't work using direct BT connection (can't find it using Search for Bluetooth devices on both software). Dashboard doesn't work over serial port at all (FES works).

I think that serial connection on Dashboard needs fixing.

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Re: What is this???

Post by yani » 22 Apr 2014, 10:59

Boris wrote:I have made some more tests with several Win mobile devices.

General conclusion is that it works on devices where BT OBD can communicate with mobile device wihout serial port connection.
Then both FESmobile and dashboard work using direct BT connection.

On some devices when serial BT connection is disabled , FESmobile and dashboard don't work using direct BT connection (can't find it using Search for Bluetooth devices on both software). Dashboard doesn't work over serial port at all (FES works).

I think that serial connection on Dashboard needs fixing.
Ok, you are right. There was a problem with serial port connection to some interfaces. The one which I used for the initial testing was BT OBDLink and was working with no problems.
Anyway, I fixed the problem now and uploaded the fixed program. You can download it again.

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Re: What is this???

Post by saoirse » 25 Apr 2014, 08:18

Hi Yani, I suppose Grande Punto has 29 bit CAN bus.
Is there Dashhboart for Grand Punto

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Re: What is this???

Post by yani » 28 Apr 2014, 15:04

saoirse wrote:Hi Yani, I suppose Grande Punto has 29 bit CAN bus.
Is there Dashhboart for Grand Punto
I will make it for Grande Punto as well... Unfortunately, I don't have time for this right now.

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