New OBD2 scanner for Nokia N800/N770 released

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  1. Ari

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    This morning I saw an announcement over on internettablettalk.com:
    (best screenshots are on the first link)

    http://www.internettablettalk.com/2007/02/...nternet-tablet/

    The project home page is here:

    http://carman.garage.maemo.org/index.html

    So, in order to get a Can-view type setup, one would need:
    1) A Nokia internet tablet
    http://www.nokiausa.com/internettablet
    2) An OBD2 scanner like this:
    http://www.scantool.net/products/index.php?cPath=8_6
    3) A bluetooth serial converter:
    http://www.rovingnetworks.com/firefly.htm

    There you have it! A wireless connection to your car. It looks like the Carman SW can be customized to look at different codes through the CAN bus, not just the default set.

    The N800/N770 can also be used as a GPS, provided one has a wireless bluetooth GPS receiver:

    http://www.navigadget.com/index.php/2007/0...navigation-too/

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Ari @ Feb 15 2007, 11:55 AM) [snapback]390850[/snapback]</div>
    Awesome find Ari!

    I'm going to give it a try when the firefly and the scan tool arrive...
     
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    Just a heads up, there's also a tool called "Dynoscan" that's been on the market for a few years (I have had it since before CAN-View) that does a lot of this...not with as fancy of an interface, but it's an excellent tool and can be used with PC or PDA.
    http://www.auterraweb.com/dyforwi.html
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(efusco @ Feb 16 2007, 09:48 AM) [snapback]391404[/snapback]</div>
    Evan,
    I have Dynoscan as well and it has paid for itself with only 3-4 uses (mostly friend's cars). It only supports generic OBDII information in the Prius. Auterra support told me they plan to offer manufacturer specific functions at a future date. That would be cool.

    glenk
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(glenk @ Feb 16 2007, 02:36 PM) [snapback]391688[/snapback]</div>
    Yea, they said that 2 years ago too when I got the Prius and I even e-mailed asking if they'd include Prius/hybrid specific info in an update.....no updates yet. So I wouldn't hold my breath on that point. Still, it's a good tool. But, honestly, at the stated cost of $200 I'd definately go for the CAN-View for the versatility and added info if your primary interest in for the Prius. That said, I think I paid $160 via e-bay or some place for mine and CAN-View didn't exist at the time.
     
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    Re: New OBD2 scanner for with Toyota enhancements

    Looks like Auterra finally released their scanner software that allows probing most of the Toyota systems, but no control (Writing).
     
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