Great project. I'm new to TMC, but have 25+ years of software development experience under my belt. Embedded Linux is my day job. Let me know how how I can help.
Is the project alive and can it work on a BB?
I got the OK from work to release the tatter a few weeks ago. But I have been swamped at work and on other projects, so I haven't spent as much time as I would like finishing up the tattler...
As far as using a Blackberry goes, Yes it works. We used the BB as the lowest form of "web browser capable" phone for all our testing. Particularly the GPS command.
Is the demo turned off now?
bonnie1194's post, I was thinking the same thing.
Yes, I think so... [EDIT: BUZZ wrong, see below] I believe the vms monitors the switch pack (doors) on the ESS bus, but the alarm is on the IP bus, which is the same one the tattler uses. Tomsax was in town and we had a nice discussion about the Tesla. One of the things he mentioned is if the "alarm is set and you open the trunk with a key (or screwdriver), the alarm doesn't go off!". So I should be able to do both. 1) Monitor the trunk state and trigger the alarm if it is opened. 2) Add a "Panic" command to the SMS parser. As a side note, at one point I was looking at setting off the alarm via SMS as a way to "find" the car in a parking lot.
So I spent some time in the car sniffing the IP CAN bus. From what I can tell the alarm is not on the IP bus. I can enable/disable the alarm and I can set the 3rd key fob button to panic/trunk/homelink, but I can't trip the alarm. Bummer
As for the tattler, I can still send an SMS message "ALARM:TRUNK OPEN" if the trunk is opened and the alarm is set.
Last edited by scott451; 06-10-2011 at 12:25 AM. Reason: updated CAN bus findings
Meanwhile, Tesla takes nine months to make a simple J1772 plug adapter and doesn't even bother testing it with the only J1772 station made that supports 70A charging.
If bonnie1194 hadn't been charging at a ChargePoint station, she wouldn't have known hoodlums were messing with her car. With the Tattler, you can get messages for unplug events even if you are charging at a dumb charger or even an RV park outlet.
I can't wait to get a Tattler in my car. Once you've seen it in action, you'll wonder how you ever drove the car without it.
Nov 30 2006 to Jun 5 2009 - A long wait for an awesome ride.
Cool that the two of you met in person. As far as I know, you two are tops when it comes to re-engineering things of this nature.
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