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OBD Live Data Setup


Jason-ABRP

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Thanks for contributing your data to ABRP!

We've added setup instruction to a page within the planner itself to simplify the setup process.  To set up live data for your car, navigate the ABRP Planner and select "Settings > Select car model > Add My Car".  You can see a comparison of the vehicles we support via OBD and other methods on our site:

https://abetterrouteplanner.com/compare/livedata/

And we are happy to add more once it's possible to retrieve data via an OBD adapter! Please let us know if you've managed to pull data from your car, we'd be happy to work with you to add it to ABRP.

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You have said in the setup instructions: Unfortunately, we don't know of an analagous app to Torque Pro for iOS. Let us know if you find one 

What characteristics does the app have to have?  For example, I see OBDLink, OBD Fusion, Car Scanner ELM OBD2, etc. all available.  But above you talk about it needing to send data to 'evnotify'.  I'm a bit confused---isn't evnotify a specific app?

Thanks...

Burns

2019 Bolt, iPhone

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11 hours ago, BarryH said:

Hi,

In general: 

- an app on your phone connects to the ODB dongle and reads out the values -> if this work you will see it in the app.

- this app needs to sent the data to the webservice (e.g. web.evnotify.de). If you log on into that service you should be able to see actual data (and historic monitoring)

- then the data needs to be sent from this webservice to ABRP (see instructions in the "setup live data" in the website of ABRP (not the app!)

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Thanks for the help.  I got web.evnotify.de to show data, and got the newer version of the app, but it still says live data is not yet available for my car- 2020 bolt.  I am assuming it is not available, but I cannot even find a place to link up to the web service.  I see things linting to show more settings- view live data- setup, but I never see see setup, it just brings up a panel.

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Yes, I saw that, but a) I don't understand "read out".  Does the OBD app somehow connect within the phone to the ABRP app? Does it need to go to both the ABRP app *and* a web service?  b)Which web services does ABRP know about?  

Actually, the additional question is, is the iOS ABRP app able to take advantage of this info or only the Android app?

Thanks and sorry if I am being thick.  Maybe I just don't have a good model of how this works in my head.

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a/ the oBD app does not sent signals to the abrp app. either to the webservice of the obd app (eg evnotify) or the webserver of abrp (e.g. abrp transmitter)

b/ not sure if the ios app already supports live data. I would first check using the website with the browser on your phone. you should see live data for sure.

The only issue with iOS is that the OBD app will only function correctly if it is running in the foreground.

 

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Let's see if I understand this correctly.  ABRP app cannot be fed live data directly from OBD device.   

The data flow looks like this?

OBD -> EVNotify Service -> ABRP

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3 hours ago, fbulldog said:

Let's see if I understand this correctly.  ABRP app cannot be fed live data directly from OBD device.   

The data flow looks like this?

OBD -> EVNotify Service -> ABRP

OBD -> EVNotify app on Android Phone -> Evnotify webservice -> ABRP webservice -> ABRP website or APP

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Ok, for what it's worth at this late date, I found the EVNotify blog (or at least somewhere that the developer was posting) and it now appears to support collected OBD data via iOS.  So I acquire this device (at the EVNotify devo's recommendation): https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XGB4873, Vgate iCar Pro.  It took some tweaking around both to get EVNotify to see it and to hook ABRP into EVNotify (the issue with the latter seems to be "password" and "username" vs "Akey".  I don't remember now just what I did, but it sort of seems to work.  APRB does not seem to pull in data very often, but it does at least sometimes.

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Well that's a good question.  It appears to me that I have to start EVNotify in front when I get in the car in order for it to connect.  But then at the very least it is collecting data from the OBD2 dongle after it is not the front app--I can see the light flashing.  I'm not 100% sure if it is sending it to the server.  I did check to see that both EVNotify and APRB were set to be able to use cellular data though. 

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