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Presenting the AutoPi dongle

Built on top of the Raspberry Pi. The link between the IoT software platform in the cloud and your car.

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One powerful device

Facilitates every aspect of your intelligent car

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Highly Extensible

Connect a wide variety of external devices such as dashcam, parking heater, distance sensor and more. As the only OBD dongle on the market you can replace or even upgrade the internal components. An extremely flexible hardware unit for your disposal and without any inherent limitations.

Open Platform

We believe in openness and freedom of use. The hardware and software platform may be used by anyone for whatever they like. As a user you can share and benefit from the community of contributers and even collaborate on the development of existing and new features in the dashboard.

Easy Integration

As a developer you can access all data and functionalities through an extensive API and integrate them into your own application. If you need more control; install your own software and run it directly on the dongle. It is your dongle, so you decide.

IoT Ready

The perfect foundation for your intelligent-car/Internet-of-Things project; a powerful computing unit running a high-level operating system, several connectivity options and an open platform. The possibilities are endless.

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Any external device can be connected to your AutoPi dongle

Leading edge hardware components

Merged into a compact OBD dongle

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Raspberry Pi™

An embedded Raspberry Pi Zero delivers the computing power which enables the AutoPi dongle to do practically anything. It easily runs a full Linux operating system alongside with demanding applications.

3G/4G Modem

The built-in modem enables Internet access through a 3G/4G connection, depending on your model. Our future-proof design allows easy replacement of the network module with other expansion boards supporting standard Mini PCI-Express socket.

GPS Module

Real-time tracking of vehicle position, speed and altitude. Includes A-GPS support that significantly improves the startup performance and time-to-first-fix.

OBD Chipset

Advanced on-board OBD-II chip by ScanTool™. Flagship model STN-1170 that supports communiaction with all OBD-II compliant vehicles.

Accelerometer

Embedded 3-axis accelerometer enables real-time measurement of all horizontal and vertical G-forces applied to the car.

Voice Speaker

Playback of voice notifications based on real-time data from GPS, accelerometer, car diagnostics or any other device attached.

USB Ports

Connect USB peripherals to any of the two provided USB 2.0 ports. For example, WiFi and Bluetooth devices or even a HD camera which can be used as a dashcam.

HDMI Port

Plug in a touchscreen or any other display device through the supplied Micro HDMI port. An essential feature when building an in-car computer or entertaintment system.

GPIO Pins

Integrate with and control auxiliary systems in your car. For instance a third party electronic boost controller or a water/methanol injection system. An useful option for advanced IoT projects.

Bluetooth

The AutoPi is extensible through Bluetooth 4.1 with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). Connect a range of third-party products through this.

Wi-Fi

Additional connection options are available through build-in Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.

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Powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero

The revolutionary low-cost mini computer

Computing Power

Equipped with a 1Ghz single-core CPU, 512MB RAM and also an integrated GPU. This is enough to do advanced tasks like HD video recording and playback. It is even capable of image recognition and machine vision.

Operating System

Raspbian is the official supported OS. It is an adaptation of the entirely free Linux distribution; Debian. The AutoPi dongle comes with a pre-installed SD card containing the AutoPi software platform based on Raspbian. If you want, you can easily run your own software and OS.

Connectivity Options

Provided with HDMI, USB and also 40 GPIO pins. The GPIO pins can be used for all sorts of purposes; most can be used as either inputs or outputs. 16 of the pins can be accessed directly from the outside of the AutoPi dongle enclosure. This is done through a connector cable, which is included when purchasing the AutoPi dongle.

Extensive Community

With over 12 millions devices sold worldwide since 2012, a huge Raspberry Pi community exists today. It is easy to find information, share ideas with other like-minded and get help. The Raspberry Pi has even gone into space, as it was used on the Intenational Space Station.

Designed and developed in Denmark

By a team of innovative and experienced engineers

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AutoPi.io - Prototype board
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AutoPi.io - Prototype casing
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Technical Specifications

Processor

1GHz Broadcom BCM2835 ARM11 core (built-in Raspberry Pi Zero)

Memory

512MB LPDDR2 SDRAM (built-in Raspberry Pi Zero)

Storage

8GB Micro SD Card (OS and AutoPi software installed)

Size and Weight

Depth: 80mm/3.1"
Height: 25mm/1.0"
Width: 40mm/1.6"
Weight: 101g/3.53oz
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Modem

Integrated 3G or 4G connection (depends on hardware version)
Can be used in Europe/USA
Tri-band HSDPA/WCDMA: 850/1900/2100 MHz
Quad-band EDGE/GPRS: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

GPS

Integrated GPS + A-GPS

Power

Built-in Power Management system to prevent the vehicle’s battery from being drained when the device is left plugged in for extended periods of time

Expansion

2 x USB: HighSpeed USB 2.0
GPIO: UART/I2C/SPI

Wireless (only in model W)

WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1 + Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

Accelerometer

3-Axis accelerometer

OBD-II

STN1170 OBD-II, SW-CAN, MS-CAN to UART Interpreter IC
Supported Protocols: ISO 15765-4, ISO 14230-4, ISO 9141-2, SAE J1850 VPW, SAE J1850 PWM, SW-CAN, MS-CAN, ISO 15765, ISO 11898, SAE J1939

Input slots

SD Card: Included (See storage)
SIM Card: Micro SIM - Not Included

Audio

Built-in speakers

Video Out

mini-HDMI @ 1080p60 video output

What's in the Box

AutoPi Dongle
SD Card with configured Raspian OS and AutoPi Software
Quick Setup Guide
OBD Extension Cable
AutoPi.io - What is in the box
AutoPi.io - What is in the box

Operating Requirements

Line voltage: 12V AC (Car Battery Power)
Operating temperature: 10° to 35° C (50° to 95° F)
Storage temperature: -25° to 45° C (-13° to 113° F)
Relative humidity: 0% to 75% noncondensing

Operating System

Raspbian OS with preconfigured AutoPi software
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