Nothing lights people up more like having data under their fingertips, so we have implemented ELM327 proxy support, to make AutoPi more suitable for mobile usage.
It allows users to read out data in 3rd party mobile apps like Torque Lite/Pro on Android or Car Scanner on iOS and in this post, we will guide you through how to set up this feature with your Autopi Cloud.
How does AutoPi work?
AutoPi is connected to the vehicle via their OBD-II port and gains data of automotive usage via CAN bus messages.
The CAN Bus is a reliable, simple, and inexpensive serial bus system for in-vehicle and automotive communication that makes it possible for users to read out fuel consumption, battery usage / charging state level or car engine diagnostics data.
- Enable “ELM327
proxy” on my autopi.io
Log in to my.autopi.io with your account. Under <Settings> you can switch to “Advanced” and click to <Obd> on the side. Find <Elm327 Proxy> and next to “Enable” check the box to be True. Click to “Save” to configure changes.
- Install ‘Car
Scanner’ or ‘Torque Lite/Pro’ App
Download and install the Car Scanner app from the App Store or Torque Lite/Pro from Google Play to get your data running on your mobile device.
- Log on to
AutoPi WiFi hotspot
Connect to the AutoPi Wifi hotspot from your phone to pair your mobile with your AutoPi dongle. If you want more detailed instructions about how to connect to the hotspot, you can read more at AutoPi Getting Started blog. (https://www.autopi.io/getting-started/)
- Setup the
Under <Setting> click on “Connection”. Choose connection type: Wi-Fi. Type “local.autopi.io” or 192.168.4.1 for IP under OBD2 adapter IP address. OBD2 adapter port should stay on default setup (default = 35000).
Finally, you can connect by going back to the main menu and click on the green <Connect> button. This is where things get real! After the app connects to the AutoPi web server, data will run automatically on your mobile device.
Cool, right? It is extremely easy to set it up. Now you can drive around and gain some great insights of your vehicle performance. You will be able to get lots of useful insights from your car to the mobile app and see them in real-time.
It can also help you act faster as you might be able to notice a problem before it occurs. With AutoPi, you are even able to install multiple amazing features that will convert your regular car to a smart car. Check out the features here.
On top of the Telematics Unit dongle (hardware), we provide you with an advanced cloud management platform. The cloud is completely customizable and flexible to your specific needs. In case you need a special solution on top of that, then contact our support and we will help you with that too.
Need help? You can watch our step-by-step guide video or contact us at email@example.com.
There are multiple ways to scale up your business with AutoPi solutions. Do you have an idea on how to use AutoPi for your business? Contact us and book a call with our sales department to help you with your development process.