PriiDash(TM): Enhanced Instrument Panel / Data Logger - Now Open Sourced!

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  1. johnhlong

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    When my OBD module arrives I will do just that. Thanks.


    One question, what does PIDs stand for?


    John
     
  2. 2009Prius

    2009Prius A Wimpy DIYer

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    Got it running finally, thanks for all your help. I used putty to talk to the ELM327, for the benefit of others the default baud rate is either 9600 or 38400 (mine was 38400) with 8 data bits, and no parity or handshaking. The fastest mine would go was .5 Meg being an inexpensive one so the divider is set to 8. I assumed that since all the devices are based on the ELM327 chip set that they would all achieve the same speed but what I learned is that while the ELM327 chip will run at 2M (at least with version 2.0, mine is 1.5) the USB to serial circuit may be a limiting factor especially if there is no buffering.

    Setting the baud rate is not something the average user is going to be familiar with, I would add to the suggested improvements list auto baud rate setting to the highest speed the device will support, starting with the default baud rates and then testing using the BRD command until the highest rate is found, then setting that rate in both the ELM327 device and PriiDash.

    I have a question about the "Read DTC" mode of operation. I recently had the check engine light and red triangle lit and when I did a "Read DTC" it returned the following codes which I expected (I had all the coils disconnected to test the compression):
    P0351 - Ignition Coil 'A' Primary/secondary Circuit
    P0352 - Ignition Coil 'B' Primary/secondary Circuit
    P0353 - Ignition Coil 'C' Primary/secondary Circuit

    P0354 - Ignition Coil 'D' Primary/secondary Circuit
    I did not see anyway to clear them from PriiDash, is that possible, if not can you add that to the suggested improvements list?
    I then pulled the DTC codes from my iPhone with Engine Link and got a whole different set of DTC:
    P0403 - Exhaust Gas Recirculation Circuit Malfunction
    C1103 - ABS Hydraulic Brake Switch Circuit Failure
    C1203 - Engine Control System Communication Circuit Malfunction
    C1303 - Right Front Isolation Clamping Circuit Failure
    When I cleared them from Engine Link and rechecked in PriiDash there were no DTCs

    Does PriiDash only report certain DTCs?

    Finally I love the charts you have made from your logged data, I am particularly interested in the traction/HV battery health as the warranty is about to expire. How have you graphed the log data?

    Thanks for all your hard work, it is a real service to the Prius community,

    Glenn
     
  4. 2009Prius

    2009Prius A Wimpy DIYer

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    Thank you for the detailed info and suggestions. I will add to the to-do list but may take a long while to do them. (It's open source so feel free to contribute - just mark clearly the changes you made.)

    Right now PriiDash only reports generic/standard OBD DTCs, not any of the Toyota proprietary ones. It should be possible to get Toyota DTCs for systems on the CAN bus such as the HV battery. For other systems that's on the other bus (forgot its name now) we can't access with the ELM device.

    To plot the data I mostly use Excel. The histogram for the individual HV modules is done with Mathematica but can also be done with Matlab or alternatives like FreeMat. If you want you can zip and post the csv files and I can graph them for you.
     
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    Thanks for the offer to graph, attached is a run I did from Fort Collins to Boulder last week that should give a good indication of battery performance under a variety of conditions.

    Thanks,

    Glenn
     

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    2009Prius A Wimpy DIYer

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    Thanks for sharing the data. After graphing, if you don't mind, I will post in the same thread where all the other graphs are (I hope I can find it).
     
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    That sounds like a plan, just point me to it.

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    2009Prius A Wimpy DIYer

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    Well I found the previous graphs are actually scattered in different threads and, worse yet, some of them are buried deep inside multi-page threads and the old links to them no longer works since PriusChat changed software. So I might as well start a new thread and slowly collect the graphs back. Please see here:

    HV battery health check | PriusChat
     
  9. stonerider

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    I can't get this to work. I have a mini vci that works perfectly with techstream; however, it won't communicate in priidash, no data shows up. It runs in Demo mode but not in normal mode. I have tried to set the baud rate to 9600 and 115000 but no success; tried to match the baud rate in Device Manager as well as Priidash. What am I doing wrong? Is there a step-by-step guide? Seems like information is scattered all over the place, does anyone have a straight-forward setup guide, don't just give the url to the priidash, please point out the precise info to get this working!!!
     
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    I don't think that the mini VCI works with PriiDash. You need an ELM327 compatible device. The VCI is Techstream specific, or at least not like the ELM327 protocol.
     
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    I see... Thanks to nh70, I learned that I needed elm327 device, the one that came with mini=vci is not elm327. I will also check the link 2009prius supplied above. Thank you!
     
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    Hello,
    I must say, Prii Dash is certainly an impressive piece of work!!!!

    I may be somewhat "Out of the Prius Club", but I recently purchased a 2015 Camry XSE V6. I have been playing around with the OBDII Unsolicited Messages, and have built a LINUX program that reads the Speed, Miles Traveled, Instant Fuel Consumption, as well as Average Fuel Consumption. This is work in progress, but it is using the data that is already on the bus, and matches the Fuel Trip computer PERFECTLY. (This was a major step :) )

    I have a question about your PriiDash Software. I notice in your source code that you have parameter 0x520 commented out. Are you not using that for your calculation? I had to do a bit of "Searching" for the right parameters in my Camry, because they dont match the prius.

    Once I figured out what parameter was for FUEL CONSUMPTION, I drove known trips and added up the "COUNT" in that parameter. Then, I used the indicated Fuel Consumption on the dash board to figure out how much fuel corresponded to one count. (For example, the number shown in 0x520 every approximately 1/2 second)

    You seem to calculate "PER ROTATION" What was your methodology to figure out the "21600.0" constant?

    I also notice in the service manual, there is a parameter from the scan tool which is "Number of ml injected for 10 injections for Cyl #1" I am wondering if this value (IE--In the prius----0x520) is this same parameter?

    Just curious what you think. Any information/methodologies would be greatly appreciated, as I LOVE playing with this stuff!!!

    Thanks
     
  14. 2009Prius

    2009Prius A Wimpy DIYer

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    Sorry for the long delay - I haven't been to this forum much lately. I haven't touched the software for a long time so my memory is vague. But if you look in the file formula.txt, 0x520 is used:

    520,mlpr,(d[1]*256+d[2])/21600.0;// fuel injection: ml per ICE revolution

    This seems to match what you described. I copied the constant 21600 from somewhere - I don't remember where - maybe another forum member Planetaire who was very knowledgeable and helpful.
    Basically a lot of sniffing had been done by other people when I first started working on the software so I didn't do much sniffing myself at all.

    PriiDash also tracks the computer MPG number very well, with about 2% offset. So I guess the 0x520 number is not far off. The problem is the computer does not track the actual pump number very well. Some people blame the bladder in the gas tank.

    Good luck to your project and let me know if there is anything I could help with. Have fun!
     
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    Hi!
    Is there any way to control the acceleration of my car by OBDII or any interface from an android device or computer?
    Thanks,
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    2009Prius A Wimpy DIYer

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    Not through OBDII as far as I know. Though there ought to be a way otherwise the self driving car won't have been realized.
     
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    2015-08 new version: now the accumulated fuel usage since last fillup is displayed in the main window. At each fillup it needs manual reset by clicking the button in the main window. Download here:
    PriiDash download | SourceForge.net
     
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    Hi all, I'm new to PriiDash, has anyone succeeded in building it in Linux environment? I ran into this error:
    [email protected]:~/PriiDash20150807/Code/muparserx_v2_1_2_MinGW$ make

    #########################################################
    # #
    # Building sample #
    # #
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    g++ -O3 -Wall -ffast-math -fomit-frame-pointer -Iparser -L./bin -o ./bin/example ./sample/example.cpp ./sample/timer.cpp -lmuparserx -lm -static-libgcc -static-libstdc++
    g++: error: ./sample/example.cpp: No such file or directory
    g++: error: ./sample/timer.cpp: No such file or directory
    Makefile:49: recipe for target 'example' failed
    make: *** [example] Error 1

    Really appreciate your help!
     
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    2009Prius A Wimpy DIYer

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    Hi I haven't built in Linux for ages. The most recent version was built in MinGW. From the error message it looks like it had trouble building the muparserx library. I suppose you could try to build the library separately and then link to it when building PriiDash. Good luck!
     
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    Thanks for posting the link.
    I downloaded the program and it runs fine on my WiFi OBD2 device that I am working on, no locking up.
    I had to raise the speed to 2Mb on the uart bus.
    The OBDLink MX runs its uart bus at 115200 on the one that I bought a while back, The RN-171 Wi Fly module could be maxed out at 921600 on the latest data sheet that I have read.
     
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