Introducing the AutoPi
A revolutionary device based on the Raspberry Pi™
The first extendable Internet-of-Things (IoT) platform for your car
Bring intelligence to your car
This is the device that lets you setup and program your intelligent car.
The AutoPi dongle and the AutoPi Cloud combines to an IoT Platform which lets you add advanced features to your car and gives you a lot of extension possibilities.
Make data visualization and asset tracking through widgets on your dashboard, individually configured.
Trigger external system connected through the AutoPi dongle or trigger external web systems.
Get alerts through your triggers. Available through platforms like SMS, Email, Socialmedias or push messages.
The system is always on, even when you are not near. Use it for parental monitoring or to monitor driving behaviour.
Add-ons from community library
Extend your AutoPi dongle by connecting external hardware and install drivers, widgets and jobs with a click.
Communicates with your car
View health, performance and driving behaviour with the direct integration to your car, through the OBD port.
Go back in history and review performance data per trip.
Watch our quick introduction video
How does the AutoPi work?
Get a quick 1 minute introduction to the AutoPi, and how you can use it.
These are a few of the possibilities
The AutoPi.io system keeps expanding, this is just some of the things it could be used for.
Automatically start your car when you are within a proximity of 100 meters.
Control radio volume from noise level and concentrate on driving.
Save your pets with temperature control, even when you are not there.
Get remote alerts, when your car is moving and the seatbelt is not used.
Create a system which assists you in achieving the optimal driving behavior.
Auto Radio Off
Automatically control the radio volume when you turn down the window.
Build a system that automatically locks your car, based on your proximity to the car.
The AutoPi can help you avoid multiple collisions with the Emergency Brake Alert System.
Any external device can be connected to your AutoPi dongle
Get inspired by the huge potential of the AutoPi.
Below are some of the use-cases that we see - what do you want to build for your car?
Click the image to view more details about each possibility, or click HERE to see what you can build.
Secure and resilient
Built on proven technology to ensure secure and efficient communication using RSA and AES encryption.
Our infrastructure is based on SaltStack which is running on all AutoPi dongles.
News and recent blog posts
We blog about our adventures in creating the AutoPi.
Check out the blog for our latest musings.
Build your own Black Ice Detection system for your car using AutoPi
The term “Black ice” refer to a winter phenomenon, where a layer of ice on the road is so thin it becomes transparent and thus appears “black” from the road below. This is a very common situation during winter times and can create hazardous situations for vehicles and pedestrians. The phenomenon often occurs when the temperature is right around freezing point and when a light rain hits a road surface which is below freezing point.
AutoPi: Using Raspberry Pi as a Parental Control or Teen Driver Mode
Your teenage son or daughter has just received their learners permit and you are worried about them being mature and responsible enough to use your vehicle or maybe you have friends who are irresponsible and terrible drivers. One way to ease your worries is in how AutoPi uses Raspberry Pi to make your car a carputer, basically having a computer within your car, where you can set-up limits and settings in order to control your vehicle in a Teen Driver Mode or as a Parental Control.
Switching from Raspberry Compute to Raspberry Zero
During the design phase of the AutoPi, it was decided to use the Raspberry Compute Module. The Raspberry Compute Module is small, versatile and expandable in a lot of ways, which suited the AutoPi project perfect. All the pinouts from the Broadcom BCM2835 processor is available through the SODIMM DDR2 interface on the Compute Module. This gave us a lot of possibilities during the design phase of the AutoPi and therefore the Compute module was an obvious choice for us as a main processor.