Software update on the 1st of March - Car explorer PID library, improvements to power usage and more configuration possibilities


Software update on the 1st of March - Car explorer PID library, improvements to power usage and more configuration possibilities

We have pushed a new release that contains the following changes.

Frontend -

Car explorer

  • We have added the new car explorer section that will show you which PID’s your car supports. You can also create new and use PID’s from the community library. We will post a guide that will describe how it all works.
  • The OBD loggers has been changed to use the new PID library. So that you can now add PID’s to your library, and then configure the loggers to use them.

Misc frontend

  • We have opened up for the add-ons section. In this sections you will find new features when they are created by the AutoPi team. You can manually install/uninstall add-ons as you need them.
  • Improvements to trips, it will now show the address of the starting and ending destinations, if available.
  • Many improvements to the way processes and workers works.

AutoPi Core

New functionality/improvements:

  • Always retry update of release (if ‘failed’ or ‘pending’) during startup
  • 4G/LTE modem are put into low power mode during sleep as default.
  • Audio speak of important alerts enabled as default. Can be disabled in advanced settings in cloud.
  • Configurable data upload interval, through advanced settings in cloud.
  • Configurable GPS logging interval through advanced settings in cloud.

NB, auto updates are currently disabled, but will be enabled again soon.
Currently the update takes quite a while to finish, and it will restart the services running on the device. So please be patient when installing the updates, it should finish by itself, or retry on errors.
Let us know if you experience any issues.

As always, any comments etc are welcome!

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Thank you for the update. Do you have in your roadmap the possibility to manage dongles? I have 2, old and new want, and I prefer to delete the old, rather than have it as an option.

Thank you.


No update for us who are waiting for EV compatibility?
I think you are missing a big opportunity if those features are postponed.
I’m waiting eagerly! :slight_smile:


Hi Nil

No not currently, but you can send an email to and then they will be able to remove the old device if you wish.

Best regards


Hi John

Actually it’s quite the opposite, this Car Explorer functionality will allow the EV guys to create the PID’s that are needed to retrieve the information that you need.
EV support is the most important thing for us right now, and has been for a while.

The next release will include changes to the way events are handled on the device, this will make it possible to configure our event triggers, like from the type of the vehicle (EV) and or the make and model. It will also be possible for you guys to customize it and help us handle EV’s in the best way possible.

We will post more about this starting next week.

Best regards


To dig deeper into the Car Explorer, we have created this guide.

Please let us know if you have and feedback, both to the functionality and or the guide itself, if we are missing something crucial etc.

Best regards

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Thank you for your reply.

That’s excellent, looking forward to it. :slight_smile:

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Still getting the same issue as the last few updates. HW is still RPI3 and have tried reflashing the device and also using all available USB ports. No difference when trying to update.

Also same issue when connecting the AutoPi to the car, it cant correctly figure out what correct protocol config to use.
Edit: After a few retries to get update installed, the 4G connection fails to go on-line.
Also can not connect to local UI.



Hi Mikael

Sorry to hear you are experiencing all those issues.
From the looks of the results from the update, it seems that you may have an issue with your USB connection between the RPI3 and the main board. The modem is connected via USB, so if it fails to connect to 4G as well, then it seems like it’s an USB issue.

Can you send an email to so that we can open a support ticket and figure out what the issue is.

Best regards


With the 4G/LTE low power mode during sleep, is it still possible to remotely wake the device up via SMS? That doesn’t seem to be acting the same for me after applying the update.



Hi Eric

No, that is unfortunately not possible at the moment.
But we are adding a new setting in the advanced settings that will enable you to disable the low power mode.
We had planned on getting the setting included in the last release, but we unfortunately had to push it to the next release, and we are sorry about any inconveniences it may cause you.

Best regards

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It would be great to be able to disable the low power mode. I can’t even try to do anything after the device goes to sleep.


My autopi is still not working…
I had send you a email


Hi guys

We pushed a minor bugfix release on friday that includes the following changes.


  • Fixed an issue where the terminal would incorrectly parse a string as a number. This means that the header does not need to be quoted anymore.
  • Fixed minor visual issues in Car Explorer


  • Fixed an issue where a logger would be missing the formula required to parse the response from the car.

I might have accidentally saved this as a draft, instead of publishing…
Well, better late than never.

Best regards

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Hi Remy - The support ticket has been created, we’ll take it there.

Best regards

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Hi Nejc

Yep, we’re working on it :slight_smile:
Out of curiosity, when are you using the wake on sms feature?

Best regards

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Hi Malte,

I’m mostly using wake on call feature when my car is charging and I want to “play” with the AutoPi.
I didn’t yet find a way to prevent it going to sleep while driving/charging so this is one of the options I can/could use. I would need AutoPi to be on during charging as I usually plug my car in the evening. Then I would have a few hours before car gets charged and stops responding to OBD2. Car goes to sleep a minute and a half after charging stopped / car was turned off.

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The setting to disable the newly added power save mode has been added in the advanced settings under Power.

Sorry about the inconvenience guys :slight_smile:

Best regards