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01-11-2013 04:01 PM
oritpro
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Originally Posted by jdubhack View Post
The translator app on my iPhone didn't have this language. I fail.

I'm excited about getting some new things on the dash display but this foreign language is above me.

Rosetta Stone doesn't even offer a program to learn it...
Sorry, I guess I watched to much Star Trek back in the day. In layman's terms it's all about performing an action on select inputs from the communication bus in the vehicle.
01-11-2013 03:32 PM
gkirk
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Originally Posted by peplin View Post
Hey, this is Chris from the OpenXC team.

WackyWRZ is right - OpenXC is independent of any particular infotainment system since we go straight to the OBD-II port. That includes other OEMs (if they decide to release CAN message definitions or OpenXC firmwares) and really any Ford vehicle. The support vehicles list right now is basically everything we've been able to track down with the limited amoutn of resources we have, but if someone requests a specific Ford car I make it a priority to look it up and add at least tentative support to OpenXC.

gkirk, you're right about most of the data being available through the dashboard visually. The critical difference (and what we're so excited about) is that you can't write a software application that processes your dashboard visually, you need it in some programmatic form.

The topic of the widely available and inexpensive OBD-II scanners came up yesterday in the OpenXC Google Group (https://groups.google.com/forum/?fro...xc/fzkXY_k3wR0) I'd love to add support for these to the Android library so more people can start writing custom apps without investing in hardware. Anyone here with software experience?
Hey thanks for stopping by. Don't get me wrong -this is awesome and a great step in the right direction by Ford and you guys building these libraries. Super awesome!

I'm really looking forward to where this all goes :)

cheers,
gk
01-11-2013 11:37 AM
jdubhack
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Originally Posted by oritpro View Post
Hey Chris, I am pretty much all set to rock-n-roll with OpenXC except for the hardware interface. I already have several Arduinos, but it looks like the chipKIT Max32 board is PIC based whereas Arduino has the Atmel chip. Is the extra performance really necessary or could I get by in the short-term with an Arduino Mega?

See you on the OpenXC Google Group.
The translator app on my iPhone didn't have this language. I fail.

I'm excited about getting some new things on the dash display but this foreign language is above me.

Rosetta Stone doesn't even offer a program to learn it...
01-11-2013 11:24 AM
oritpro
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Originally Posted by peplin View Post

The topic of the widely available and inexpensive OBD-II scanners came up yesterday in the OpenXC Google Group (https://groups.google.com/forum/?fro...xc/fzkXY_k3wR0) I'd love to add support for these to the Android library so more people can start writing custom apps without investing in hardware. Anyone here with software experience?
Hey Chris, I am pretty much all set to rock-n-roll with OpenXC except for the hardware interface. I already have several Arduinos, but it looks like the chipKIT Max32 board is PIC based whereas Arduino has the Atmel chip. Is the extra performance really necessary or could I get by in the short-term with an Arduino Mega?

See you on the OpenXC Google Group.
01-11-2013 10:51 AM
peplin Hey, this is Chris from the OpenXC team.

WackyWRZ is right - OpenXC is independent of any particular infotainment system since we go straight to the OBD-II port. That includes other OEMs (if they decide to release CAN message definitions or OpenXC firmwares) and really any Ford vehicle. The support vehicles list right now is basically everything we've been able to track down with the limited amoutn of resources we have, but if someone requests a specific Ford car I make it a priority to look it up and add at least tentative support to OpenXC.

gkirk, you're right about most of the data being available through the dashboard visually. The critical difference (and what we're so excited about) is that you can't write a software application that processes your dashboard visually, you need it in some programmatic form.

The topic of the widely available and inexpensive OBD-II scanners came up yesterday in the OpenXC Google Group (https://groups.google.com/forum/?fro...xc/fzkXY_k3wR0) I'd love to add support for these to the Android library so more people can start writing custom apps without investing in hardware. Anyone here with software experience?
01-11-2013 10:32 AM
gkirk
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Originally Posted by JessicaTi View Post
This will work with both MFT and non-MFT equipped Foci, and other Ford models.

"An up-to-date list of exactly which OpenXC messages are supported by each vehicle is maintained as a Google Spreadsheet.

The firmware for all supported Ford vehicles is currently available to anyone who signs this developer agreement."

2011 - 2013 Focus (gas and electric)
2011 - 2012 Fusion (gas and hybrid)
2011 - 2012 Fiesta
2012 Mustang
2011 Figo
2009 F-150
2011 - 2012 E350
2008 S-MAX

The firmware for these vehicles is as of yet untested, but should work fine. If you use the CAN translator on one of these vehicles, do let the developers know.

2006 - 2010, 2013 Fusion
2006 - 2013 Lincoln MKZ
2010, 2011, 2013 Mustang
2011 - 2012 Explorer
2010 - 2013 F-150
2009 - 2013 Flex
2009 - 2013 Lincoln MKT
2012 Edge
2012 Lincoln MKX
Its definitely a start. I can't see that it lets you get much more out of the car than what you can read with your eyes of the instrument panel. It looks like rpm, light statuses, parking brake, pedal % depress, brake % depressed, etc.

I guess they don't want us debugging our DCTs. :\
01-11-2013 09:04 AM
JessicaTi
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Originally Posted by vinay427 View Post
Sounds pretty great! Anyone know if this works if I just have the MyFord system rather than MFT?
This will work with both MFT and non-MFT equipped Foci, and other Ford models.

"An up-to-date list of exactly which OpenXC messages are supported by each vehicle is maintained as a Google Spreadsheet.

The firmware for all supported Ford vehicles is currently available to anyone who signs this developer agreement."

•2011 - 2013 Focus (gas and electric)
•2011 - 2012 Fusion (gas and hybrid)
•2011 - 2012 Fiesta
•2012 Mustang
•2011 Figo
•2009 F-150
•2011 - 2012 E350
•2008 S-MAX

The firmware for these vehicles is as of yet untested, but should work fine. If you use the CAN translator on one of these vehicles, do let the developers know.

•2006 - 2010, 2013 Fusion
•2006 - 2013 Lincoln MKZ
•2010, 2011, 2013 Mustang
•2011 - 2012 Explorer
•2010 - 2013 F-150
•2009 - 2013 Flex
•2009 - 2013 Lincoln MKT
•2012 Edge
•2012 Lincoln MKX
01-11-2013 08:19 AM
memphiscbrider
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Originally Posted by vinay427 View Post
Sounds pretty great! Anyone know if this works if I just have the MyFord system rather than MFT?
Saw it work myself at the show in Vegas. Don't know if it's stuck on just the mft system. But that's what ford was using at the show was mft and sync system
01-11-2013 07:51 AM
WackyWRZ
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Originally Posted by vinay427 View Post
Sounds pretty great! Anyone know if this works if I just have the MyFord system rather than MFT?
Since it uses the OBD2 port and reads the CAN bus, the radio / infotainment system should be irrelevant. It looks to me similar to a glorified (and much cheaper) snap-on or otc scanner.

It says that it passively listens to traffic on the CAN bus... I wonder if it will ever be able to transmit, I didn't see much info on this on the site.
01-11-2013 04:30 AM
vinay427 Sounds pretty great! Anyone know if this works if I just have the MyFord system rather than MFT?
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