[Ovmsdev] OVMS v3

Michael Balzer dexter at expeedo.de
Tue Jun 17 04:22:35 HKT 2014

Twizy users don't need locking / pre-heating etc., the controller 
parameter tuning is the currently most important Twizy OVMS feature (not 
available on other cars up to now).

Twizy user feedback:

The current OVMS is far too complex for normal people.

GSM is good as an option, but bad as a requirement. Needing to buy and 
insert a SIM card is already too much for many. GSM reliability and 
availability also is an issue for serious telemetry. The most simple 
logging setup should work with just an SD / USB memory stick, readable 
on any PC.

An OVMS v3 core version should be able to work with just a local Wifi / 
Bluetooth / USB connection. That could mean the GSM/GPS module becomes 
an extension module.

An optional separate display console could make it possible to use the 
OVMS even without a smartphone / laptop.

Software updates need to be possible without unmounting the OVMS, the 
PICkit flash procedure is way too much for ordinary users.

Average power consumption needs to be lower than now by a factor of ~10, 
it's bad needing to remember unplugging the OVMS if you leave for a week.

OVMS v3 also needs an ECE approval so it can be sold legally in Europe. 
Price may be higher than now then, by about 50-100%.

Linux would be great and would open the path to a broad user community, 
but I doubt that can be combined with the low power usage and pricing 
requirements... although, the Samsung NX300 shows it's already been done 
-- I have no idea about their hardware base though.


Am 16.06.2014 20:55, schrieb Lee Howard:
> I want to say "amen" to both Kevin's and Matt's comments.
> Right now it's really only fully useful for Roadster (and Model S) 
> owners.  Volt/Ampera owners (and Leaf and Twizzy?) can remotely get a 
> limited amount of incredibly useful information (like SOC), but the 
> degree of control that the Roaster owners have isn't there (locking, 
> unlocking, pre-heating/cooling, etc.).
> I intend to develop-in some of these features over time - at least for 
> Volt/Ampera, and the only thing that has me not yet doing that is my 
> need to get up-to-speed on the development environment and methods.
> However, even if all of the features available to Roadster owners were 
> there for everyone, there is still so much more potential, as Kevin 
> and Matt have said.
> If something isn't done to enable the expanded use then OVMS will 
> continually only cater to a limited audience: one that wants access to 
> various remote-control and remote-tracking features, but with limited 
> local (in-car) usability and limited developer appeal.
> Thanks,
> Lee.

Michael Balzer * Paradestr. 8 * D-42107 Wuppertal
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