Today we dispatched our 2,000th shipment. It has been just 2 years for Freematics to grow from a hobby project about OBD-II and Arduino exhibited on a stall at Maker Faire to a series of products shipped worldwide on daily basis. A big thank you to all our customers around the globe for your trust! It just feels so good to create something that is needed by many people. The most exciting thing is not about the past but about the new ideas we have on our new products. Just can’t stop moving forward!
As you may or may not know, we are working intensively on the next generation of Freematics Vehicle Data Logger.
Here comes the spec for the next generation of Freematics Vehicle Data Logger which is under intensive development.
- Directly plugged in and powered from OBD-II port
- Rapid access (up to 100 readouts per second) to OBD-II PIDs (including VIN & DTC)
- microSD seat for data storage up to 32GB
- MPU-6050 6-axis MEMS module for measuring lateral G-force
- Voltmeter for measuring battery voltage
- BLE module for wireless data communication with iOS and Android devices
- Micro USB port for live data access and history data downloading
- Firmware upgradable via BLE and USB
- SIM800 GSM module (micro SIM required) with GSM location support
- 10Hz U-Blox G7020 GPS module (external)
- Arduino compatible (ATMega328p as controller, Arduino libraries available for accessing all components)
- Dimensions: 60x48x20mm
A critical bug in the firmware of Freematics OBD-II Emulator MK2 (J1850 supported version) has just been fixed. This bug will cause the emulator to hang after the PID 010B is polled. This is a bug caused by a typo but seriously affects the stability of the emulator. It is strongly recommended all customers owning the hardware perform a firmware upgrade. Non-J1850-capable emulators are not affected. The latest firmware is distributed with the latest GUI software package.
We are truly sorry for this!
Duo Bluetooth module (BLE+BT 2.1) is now available as new wireless option for Freematics Vehicle Data Logger V3. That means any Bluetooth capable devices, old or new, 2.1 or 4.0, can connect with the same data logger.
The update sketch added test procedures and support for MPU-9150 9-axis MEMS module available in the new OBD-II I2C Adapter while 6-axis MPU-6050 is also supported with the same MPU9150 Arduino library. OBD library was also update recently. All the latest code and libraries were already committed to Github repository.
Our Freematics Emulator App is now available in App Store, finally! Actually Apple is quite fast on approval of hardware interactive App. The most time was spent on the delivery of the inspection unit from AUS to 1 Infinite Loop. Here are several screenshots of current version of the App. We are going to update it very soon as quite some improvements have been done already while waiting for the approval.
Freematics OBD-II Emulator now ships with optional BLE support for wireless control and configuration via an iPad.