New Software Release Highlights May 2020
There is always room to grow and that is just what we strive to deliver with our recent software release. In this blog, we post all the major highlights, outstanding features and functionalities with our next-generation AutoPi Telematics Unit (RPi3) at the focus, so let’s keep reading!
Events overlay on map
A feature that makes your events even more applicable. Now you can see the position of occured events in the map, and gain a better overview of what is happening exactly when and where for better vehicle diagnostics.
Ability to approve device key in cloud
Are you tired of waiting for Support if you need to approve the device after reflashing? Finally, this era is over. New feature allows AutoPi users to see the state of the device and approve if the status is not approved after reflashing.
System and custom services
In this release, we have improved our services section. You can now find all services, including system services, under the 'Services' section, ready to reconfigure, delete or override. We also added the ability to create custom services via the custom code section.
Custom code modules with PIP requirements
You can now also add PIP requirements to your custom code modules, so that you don’t have to log in via SSH to install them anymore.
A new reporting feature of kernel errors (dmesg) in events with tag ‘system/kernel/error’ makes it easier to see raised issues on the device. It makes it easier to quickly troubleshoot issues.
Local configuration tool
The local configuration tool has received a complete overhaul, to ease troubleshootings and be more responsive to connection changes. Now you will see more details about issues that occur during 4G/LTE and WiFi configurations and allow downloading logfiles directly from the browser.
Other blog posts for further reading
Speak to your car with Google Assistant - almost like K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider
Wouldn’t it be cool if you could speak to your car and give it commands? We remember our childhood in the last millennium where Michael Knight (David Hasselhoff) and his intelligent Pontiac Trans Am named K.I.T.T. solved crime together. While we may not be able to have a meaningful conversation with our car just yet, it’s now a possibility to talk to your car and give it commands to execute. We are here giving a short introduction to how this can be accomplished using the AutoPi.io system and Google Assistant.
2nd Generation of IoT Raspberry Pi Dongles
We have worked hard and diligently on improving, expanding our dongles and ensuring better and quality results in our devices. This is culminated in the creation of a new generation of AutoPi dongles. Thus, we are very proud to now be able to reveal the next generation of AutoPi Dongles. This new generation of AutoPi Dongles have the same look as the old ones, the same price and the same base features, but we have included many new additions.
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.