The purpose of this project was to bring as more information from the vehicle to the user, locally by using CAN communication in diagnosis session with OBD II connector and OLED display, and remotely by using GPRS communication for live tracking and live monitoring of the car on a website.
Based on chipKIT™ Pro MX7 my system is in a beginning phase with limited functionalities but with a lot of promises as you will see in my video. For not having a car with CAN bus I simulated the car environment helped by a CAN case from VECTOR and their tool. The GSM module it is a home made PCB based on SIM900 modem powered by an external phone battery. I am using GPRS connection to send data to my dedicated website where can I have an overview of my car state concerning the parameters using diagnosis session and position using PmodGPS - GPS Receiver. Locally, data is displayed on PmodOLED2 4-bit OLED Display.
GSM/GPRS shield - PCB design !
chipKIT™ Pro MX7
Microchip® PIC32 32-bit MIPS processor (PIC32MX795F512L)