New year is really approaching and we are giving out special discounts for your new kits and gears to play with in the year of 2019. New year resolution? What about driving into the world of vehicle telematics and open-source hardware? That’s good and we will always be here to support you. Happy new year everyone from Sydney Australia!
We now supply external GNSS antenna (SMA interface) for SIM5360 cellular module when you order Freematics ONE+. Using SIM5360’s internal GNSS is more cost-effective than standalone M8030 solution when 1Hz update rate and slightly longer satellite locking time are acceptable.
This guide will help you to set up your own vehicle tracking system with open-source software and hardware which has potential for development of your own vehicle telematics application.
Freematics OBD-II UART Adapter V2 has been upgraded. The new V2.1 is completely compatible with V2 and has several enhancements including:
- 9-DOF motion sensor (instead of 6-DOF)
- Built-in 9-DOF quanterion algorithm for orientation detection
- New AT commands for reading calculated pitch, yaw, roll values
- Unpluggable serial cable (easier for using as a USB adapter)
The new version will start to ship in no more than 2 weeks time from now. Meanwhile, the V2 is out of stock but you can still place order for them and we will ship V2.1 instead when the stock come.
Freematics Esprit is an Arduino compatible dev board based on Espressif ESP32, an ARM core SoC with built-in WIFI and BLE. The board has an xBee seat for additional communication module. With a SIM5360 be module plugged in, the board can connect to Internet via cellular network when WIFI is unavailable. This post will demonstrate how to access Internet (HTTP GET) via cellular network with ESP32 and SIM5360.
Some release notes.
- Binaries are built and tested on Ubuntu Linux 17.04
- Electron is contained and used as GUI engine
- Port 8080 and 8081 are used for TCP and UDP by default
- You may need to make privilege settings if not run as root
- Data is stored in data directory by default
- GUI and server are launched together by run.sh shell script
To download or learn more, please head for the page of Freematics Hub.