Release Dec 2019: ELM327 support, CAN-analyze upgrade, DBC-file import and Bluetooth enable
December Release of AutoPi - Torque app support, DBC file upload, improved CAN Analyzer and sleep timer management
We have pushed a new release on the 4th of December 2019, and here you can read more about the highlights of the newest functionality.
Connect your AutoPi with mobile apps :
This month, we have brought you ELM327 proxy to support 3rd party mobile apps like Torque Lite/Pro on Android or Car Scanner on iOS. It is an easy way to display your AutoPi data on your mobile phone and gain in vehicle visualisation from your favorite app.
AutoPi has already provided Can Analyzer features, but with this latest update we have added major improvement to the CAN Analyzer. Now you can connect your CAN data and trace, decode or plot CAN messages and signals the way it actually brings you value, in an easy and convenient way.
Import DBC, KCD, ArXML, Sym and CDD files
CAN Massages can contain several data values and signals and it can be hard to try manually decode the data. Now AutoPi dashboard has the ability to upload DBC, KCD, ArXML, Sym and CDD files, so it makes it easier and faster to develop new functionalities for your car, importing the specifications from well-known sources.
Sleep Timer Management :
For those who are trying to debug or develop new features on their AutoPi, sleep timer may have caused some trouble, that is why we have now added new support for displaying and postponing sleep timer so it is easier for you to control and manage when your device goes to sleep. It leaves more time to focus on development.
Added new sidebar tab :
Our dashboard management now gives you extra control over the visibility of pending changes for your device. We’ve added a nice new area for you to monitor and view all changes not synced to your device yet, making it easier to understand the behaviour of your device. We also added new capabilities to sync all your pending changes at once to make it easier for you to keep track of everything.
Enable/Disable bluetooth on device
We are investing in approaches to make AutoPi highly customizable and we wanted to make sure that bluetooth connectivity is also depending on user preferences, so we added bluetooth enable or disable settings on the device. Now you can control whether you want to take usage of your bluetooth network or not.
There are a bunch of exciting features we have been developing and these are only the highlights of the release. To see the full list, you can visit our community site at: https://community.autopi.io/t/software-update-on-the-4th-of-december-torque-app-support-dbc-file-upload-improved-can-analyzer-and-sleep-timer-management/1651
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