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Application in car rental/sharing industry

Freematics Vehicle Data Logger is a hardware device capable of logging and transmitting a car’s mechanic data, motion data and GPS coordinates over Internet (2G/3G/WIFI).

In addition to real-time monitoring, through data mining, some useful information can be extracted for car rental/sharing industry.

By |March 9th, 2017|Products|Comments Off on Application in car rental/sharing industry

Freematics ONE now comes with 3G xBee module

We have been working on a new 3G WCDMA/GSM xBee module for Freematics ONE vehicle data logger. It’s based on SIMCOM SIM5360E.  Comparing to former SIM800L based GSM/GPRS xBee module, the new comer will provide a faster data link and more importantly continue to work in regions where 2G network is about to be shut down (like Australia).

Today we are happy to announce the release of the new module as a new option for Freematics ONE, which can be ordered and shipped with Freematics ONE right away. Head to our online store to place your order now.


By |March 4th, 2017|News & Events|Comments Off on Freematics ONE now comes with 3G xBee module

Freematics ONE now comes with MPU-9250

Freematics ONE now comes with MPU-9250 MEMS sensor! The supporting Arduino library and example sketches (in Github) have been updated for 9-axis MEMS data access. To order Freematics ONE with MPU-9250, make sure to choose MPU-9250 in MEMS option on the order page.

Code clip of accessing MEMS data.

int acc[3]; // accelerometer data
int gyr[3]; // gyroscope data
int mag[3]; // magnetometer data
int temp; // device temperature (in 0.1 celcius degree)
if (memsRead(acc, gyr, mag, &temp)) {
  // success
By |October 24th, 2016|News & Events|Comments Off on Freematics ONE now comes with MPU-9250

MegaLoggerHD is released

MegaLoggerHD is a reworked version of MegaLogger which targets at the new Telematics Shield with 3.5″ LCD of 480×320 resolution designed for our OBD-II Telematics Advanced Kit. It supports both Freematics OBD-II I2C Adapter and UART Adapter V2 (by switching in config.h). The code has just been committed to github. This is the initial revision. Subsequent improvements will be followed.


By |July 6th, 2016|Updates|Comments Off on MegaLoggerHD is released

OBD Readiness Monitors added in Freematics OBD-II Emulator GUI

Freematics OBD-II Emulator GUI updated with newly added control interface for OBD Readiness Monitors which allows you to control what kind of OBD readiness results your OBD-II device can fetch from Freematics OBD-II Emulator.

Download latest Freematics OBD-II Emulator GUI

By |May 27th, 2016|Updates|Comments Off on OBD Readiness Monitors added in Freematics OBD-II Emulator GUI

New 3.5″ LCD shield for Telematics Advanced Kit

The new 3.5″ LCD shield for our Telematics Advanced Kit is released! This time we teamed up with DFRobot​ to bring our fans higher quality hardware design and build.

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The new hardware can be ordered now with the kit. Click here to head for the online store.

By |April 23rd, 2016|Updates|Comments Off on New 3.5″ LCD shield for Telematics Advanced Kit

Using ESP8266 WIFI bee with Freematics ONE

Freematics ONE is an Arduino UNO in the form of OBD-II dongle with an xBee socket inside that allows Freematics ONE to get different wireless communication capability by various xBee modules. Today let’s show how a ESP8266 WIFI bee module gives Freematics ONE WIFI connectivity.

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To communication with xBee module in the socket, it is recommended to use xBee APIs (function names begin with xb) provided by our library. This test sketch initiates ESP8266, joins a WIFI network (with correct SSID and password set) and communicates with a remote server with HTTP GET. It runs like following. Here is ESP8266 AT command set for a reference.


Update (9 May)

A more comprehensive and well commented Arduino sketch for Freematics ONE with ESP8266 WIFI module is available here.

By |February 26th, 2016|Playground|Comments Off on Using ESP8266 WIFI bee with Freematics ONE

Freematics ONE at a Closer Look

The hardware development of Freematics ONE is finalized and first batch of 500pcs has been manufactured and is now being tested. Since many have expressed interest in the new product, we hereby publish some close look pictures and details of it.



  • STM32 based OBD-II solution (CAN BUS, K-line, NMEA parsing)
  • Compatible with Arduino UNO/Bluno (ATmega328p main controller)
  • STM32 and ATmega328p connected by SPI
  • TI CC2540 based BLE & USB connectivity
  • MPU-6050 MEMS module (accelerometer, gyroscope, temperature sensors)
  • Built-in xBee socket for exchangeable wireless communication modules (GSM, WIFI, xBee)
  • SIM800L xBee module with self-popping micro SIM socket
  • Self-popping microSD slot with cover
  • Molex connector for external GPS receiver
  • Enclosure dimensions: 60x48x20mm



  • Powered from OBD-II port (low power consumption)
  • Programmable as an Arduino UNO (sketch uploaded via USB or BLE)
  • Rapid access to OBD-II PIDs (including VIN)
  • Reading and clearing trouble code (DTC)
  • Measuring G-force with accelerometer
  • Measuring battery voltage with built-in voltmeter
  • BLE wireless communication with iOS and Android devices
  • WIFI and cellular network support (by xBee modules)
  • High update rate GPS positioning (by external GPS receiver)
  • microSD data storage up to 32GB
  • Upgrading OBD-II solution firmware via USB


If you are a developer, you may have interest to take a look at the open-source reference firmware (a.k.a sketch) that is still being developed.

By |November 30th, 2015|News & Events, Updates|Comments Off on Freematics ONE at a Closer Look