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Old 10-07-2015, 06:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello.
We are working on a new OBD II tracker/scanner. I need your advice to make it better for hybrid cars.
Main functions of the device:
- reads engine error codes;
- shows the data from dashboard indicators;
- real-time 24/7 vehicle monitoring;
- location tracking;
- notification when vehicle enters or leaves a geo-fence;
- driver's behavior analysis;
- accident notification;
- 3d reconstruction of the accident;
- mobile application;
Which other functions would you find useful? What functions do you think are unnecessary? Which functions do you want to have for your hybrid car?
Hope it will interesting for you to participate in the process of creating a new device for your car.
I will be thankful for any ideas.
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Old 10-07-2015, 08:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't know that I have new items that you haven't already listed, but we would probably all be interested in a scanner that understood the Karma's codes better than a generic one.
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Don't know that I have new items that you haven't already listed, but we would probably all be interested in a scanner that understood the Karma's codes better than a generic one.
Karma's code? Can you give us more information?
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Many of the error codes you get from a Karma are related to voltage variances between the various cells. Some are more important than others. But, at this time, you need an official "Karma Laptop" to know what many of them mean.
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Many of the error codes you get from a Karma are related to voltage variances between the various cells. Some are more important than others. But, at this time, you need an official "Karma Laptop" to know what many of them mean.
Maybe FiskerPhilly and/or HarleyGuy can correct me if I'm wrong (and I've found that you often get more information in the form of "WRONGO FISHBREATH THIS IS HOW IT WORKS" in response to incorrect info, than you do by just asking ) but...

It's my (rather vague) understanding that the Karma, like all modern cars, doesn't merely produce a "vendor defined" error code, but also hides the real error code off in a module that must be read using a vendor-specific "read me the real error code out of the hidden location" command. That is, your OBD-II reader will show you a P1550 which it turns out means "P1ssoff mate, we're not gonna show you the real error code unless you buy the special diagnostic system".

Otherwise, how would ForChevRysler sell all their diagnostic systems to their dealers?

All sarcasm aside, there's often good reasons (or at least, half-good) to use proprietary diagnostics, since—at least with things like the Karma—they may use some off-the-shelf parts but they combine them in "interesting" ways.
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By law a manufacturer has to give access to certain OBD II codes to everyone that has a generic code reader . They have no obligation to give access to systems they have developed. Came in point the whole hybrid system the inverters the HV battery .
OBD will report back the fuel computer registered a fault but the HV battery is the cause of the fault . These systems are all based on a high speed and a low speed network .
Fisker uses an additional network just for the drive motors that network was designed by Fisker
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I'm sorry I haven't contacted you the last few weeks but I've been very busy with my project. We tested our device on gasoline, diesel and hybrid vehicles. We like the result.
Next week we are going to launch our Kickstarter campaign, so you will be able to see the result of our work.
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Uh....why not plug this in your OBD port. Seems like you're inventing something that already exists.....


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This tracking would be a must.

Car theft, and theft in general, is an all too common problem. However, with more and more of our belongings connecting to the internet every year, some types of theft are quickly becoming less common.

Last week, Katya Pinkowski, a Vancouver Tesla Model S 85D owner returned to where she parked her car to find the vehicle missing. After checking that it hadn’t been towed, Pinkowski and her husband were quickly able to pull up the car’s location by logging into Tesla’s vehicle location service.

Finding the car driving along a highway in Richmond at 70 kilometres per hour, the couple quickly called 911 and were able to give emergency services, and eventually the RCMP, the car’s location in real-time. The owners decided against using the remote engine kill-switch to end the thief’s ride, electing to let RCMP do their job and safely bring an end to the joyride.

Teslas in the US have reportedly been involved in only four thefts since their release, and this is the first time something like that has been recorded happening in Canada. As it turns out, Katya Pinkowski accidentally left the keys in the car, noting that the vehicle’s self-presenting door handles must have literally beckoned the thief inside.

Cars of the near future will likely all gain this kind of tracking ability, similar to the technology found in today’s cellphones, deterring would-be thieves altogether.

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