Torque, Android testing

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    bwilson4web i3 and Prime

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    A company called "Xhorse" made the original miniVCI and offered at one time, firmware upgrades. But another Chinese company 'cloned' their OBD interface and copied the software before it would work with more recent Prius. Then "Xhorse" got pissed, shutdown their firmware download site, yet released the ZVW30 compliant version. There may be more 'buzz' about the details but I don't read Chinese. Just I appreciate the irony of two Chinese groups both selling a pirated Techstream having one accuse the other of making a 'clone.' <grins>
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    Insure it and I'll send e-mail and phone numbers via other means.

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    bwilson4web i3 and Prime

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    Start thinking about how we'll outline the testing criteria. For example, ECUs and data. We don't need every obscure data point but there are first among equals. We also need to think about operational scenario, the ability to capture metrics for energy studies. We'll also track the configuration and setup overhead.

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    JeffD mentioned in Laura's thread that the VCI cable can be used to connect the Car's OBD to Android/Torque.
    That is interesting in itself, but since there seems to be an open question regarding the effect of the hardware on the results presented in the App, I hope some of the testing can include at least one BT adapter that can be recommended for purchase.

    The very cheap ELM327 (?correct name) would be nice;
    and my OBD-LX for a second, once my daughter gives it back.

    I know the VCI cable is inexpensive, but the BT adapter has the very nice advantage of allowing data collection during driving.
     
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    I was wondering how to demonstrate engine code retrieval if there are no codes in the queue.
    Is it fair to assume that if performance data is collected accurately, then engine codes will also ?
     
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    bwilson4web i3 and Prime

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    That is why I'm a good choice. I know how to induce codes by doing 'things' to the car. But you've hit on three operational scenarios:
    1. Diagnostic - we need the codes and critical metrics from HV, engine, battery, and brake ECU. The others are nice to have but lower probability.
    2. Driving Aid - metrics used to improve Prius efficiency.
    3. Engineering Studies - collected data for detailed analysis with the ability to add GPS based ephemeris.
    Many of these over lap but having a good outline before we start improves the quality of these tests.

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    One of many reasons.

    I couldn't think of a diplomatic way to ask if you were going to pull plugs :)
    Thanks again for volunteering
     
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    what was the official bwilson4web review of the Torque app?
     
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