Good to hear you have received your AutoPi Dongle.
It is actually possible to disable the sleep timer(s) by running the following terminal command (on local.autopi.io or my.autopi.io):
But be aware that this will only deactivate existing sleep timer(s) - not disable sleep timers permenantly. To see active sleep timers at a given time run:
The sleep timer intervals are configurable behind the scene, but right now they cannot be changed through the user interface nor using terminal commands. We are planning to expand the configuration section in the UI and make it possible to change all the different parameters including sleep timer intervals.
The current sleep timer interval of 30 minutes is just a conservative default value to minimize battery consumption. It can be raised without creating problems, but it really depends on how often you drive your car, thus charging the battery.