[Ovmsdev] Moving to a production cycle

Michael Balzer dexter at expeedo.de
Tue Feb 27 01:54:38 HKT 2018

It's a function available on most connected cars.

The car can be used as the mobile hotspot (i.e. for tablets without SIM slots), no need for another box and separate SIM.


Am 26.02.2018 um 01:01 schrieb Greg D.:
> Perhaps yes, but why?
> If the objective is to eliminate having multiple SIMs and associated
> payment (a worthy objective!), I think it would be better / safer to put
> the one SIM in a mobile hotspot, and let everyone (OVMS and other
> clients) connect to that.  That's what I am testing with the SyncUp
> OBDII Dongle and the OBD2ECU task, and it seems to work. 
> The only issue I have is knowing when it is safe to turn off the
> Dongle's power, and then how to turn it back on again.  I'm not sure
> it's low enough power to just be on all the time, even given that all /
> most / some EVs (yes?) have 12v systems that are refreshed automatically
> from the main (BIG) battery pack.  The ovms module seems to run about
> 60ma; the SyncUp dongle adds another 150ma on top of that.  How much
> drain is too much?
> Greg
> Michael Balzer wrote:
>> Btw: a friend of mine also asked if he'll be able to use the module as an internet gateway -- I think that should be possible, there seems to be packet
>> forwarding / routing support in the stack.
>> Am 25.02.2018 um 12:52 schrieb Michael Balzer:
>>> I think we should implement the combined AP-STA mode as well and solve the issues with switching between modem and wifi.
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