[clug] Linux engine management software

Keith Goggin keith.goggin at bigpond.com
Thu Aug 13 07:30:36 UTC 2015

On 13/08/15 11:06, Andrew Janke wrote:
> On 12 August 2015 at 12:20, Keith Goggin <keith.goggin at bigpond.com> wrote:
>> Disclaimer: I have absolutely no interest in hacking someone else's car but
>> merely an interest in decoding and diagnosing faults in my own vehicle.
>> AFAIK modern engine management software is closed source which keeps one
>> locked into expensive dealer only vehicle management.
> If this is all you want, then no it's not all closed, well perhaps a
> bit but there is a standard. What is "closed" is what the codes mean,
> there are efforts to collate this and the best way in is via things
> that others have spent a lot of time putting together.  Here's what I
> use for OBD2 (most cars):
>     http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2014-HHOBD-ELM327-Car-OBD2-OBDII-Bluetooth-CAN-Scanner-for-TORQUE-ANDROID-Auto-/281449709554?hash=item4187b5bff2
> The thing you are looking for is ELM327, yes, these are cheap knock
> offs, but in my experience they work. You can get better versions with
> flashable firmware. Once you have this, you pay a few coins (or use
> the free version) on this:
>     https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.prowl.torque&hl=en
> Yes, it costs a few bucks, and it's not on github but as a starting
> point it's a very low cost way to get started including access to all
> the tables of codes for manufactueres you will need. You can
> apparently write plugins for it but I haven't as of yet.
> Once you have this working, then play open source versions like this:
>     https://github.com/pires/android-obd-reader
> a
Thanks Andrew, Grant, Pete and David,

Definitely enough to get started with and all very interesting.

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