Using AutoPi with 3rd party App like Torque Pro and Car Scanner

Using AutoPi with 3rd party App like Torque Pro and Car Scanner

Using AutoPi with 3rd party App like Torque Pro and Car Scanner

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.


Get Started


  1. 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. 



  2. 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.

  3. 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/ )     


  4. Setup the Mobile App
    Under <Setting> click on “Connection”. Choose connection type: Wi-Fi. Type “local.autopi.io” or 192.168.41 for IP under OBD2 adapter IP address. OBD2 adapter port should stay on default setup (default = 35000).



  5. Connect
    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? Now you can drive around and gain some great insights of your vehicle performance. 


Need help? You can watch our step-by-step guide video or contact us at support@autopi.io.


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