[Ovmsdev] OVMS v2 stock / OVMS v3

Lee Howard lee.howard at mainpine.com
Tue Aug 11 23:12:22 HKT 2015

On 08/10/2015 09:54 PM, Mark Webb-Johnson wrote:
> So, I guess what you are saying is that the option is really whether 
> we want to say that OVMS did what it did, and has no purpose any more 
> (we’ll just let the manufacturers decide what to give us, and be happy 
> with that). Or, proceed with a more capable OVMS v3.

Correct, that's what I was saying.

I didn't remember that many of the OEM cellular services for EVs don't 
exist outside of certain markets (primarily North America).

Let me give a bit broader narrative...

I have two 2012 Volts here, and I wanted to "get under the hood" with 
OVMS and the Volts to try to give the Volt/Ampera better support in 
OVMS.  But, I discovered that the OVMS platform really was going to take 
more time than I was going to be able to devote to that as a hobby.

I developed-in GPS-driven route (not just location, but GPS points for 
24 hours to show route and provided car metrics along the path)...

Then I looked at MyGreenVolt App, and realized that there was no 
incentive in it for me with the Volt because it's all there and done 
better than I can do.

I haven't switched to MyGreenVolt because for now I get what Iittle I 
need out of OVMS, but when 2G goes down around here I already have my 
next step.

For what it's worth, I did try to come up with a commercial application 
to justify me spending more than "hobbiest" time on OVMS, but with so 
many alternatives available (apparently most of which are only available 
in my market) I couldn't come up with one.



*Lee Howard*
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