The Ford Reference VI is an open source “dongle” style vehicle interface that connects directly to the diagnostic port in compatible vehicles. The Reference VI connects to both the CAN1 and CAN2-1 bus pins (and with a small modification can connect to CAN2-2). To learn more about the OpenXC VIs available, please visit http://openxcplatform.com.
- Requires no OBD-II cable to connect to the vehicle
- Includes Bluetooth (compatible with Android)
- Powered from the vehicle and will not drain the battery when left attached
This vehicle interface uses an ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller (NXP's LPC1769), a dual-channel CAN transceiver from NXP, the RN-41 Bluetooth module from Roving Networks, and includes a micro-USB port. The design also includes a 12v port (with a Molex connector) to power an external device from the car, and this port can be shut off with the car to avoid battery drain.
The Ford Reference VI with the OpenXC message format is an open source, data focused API for your car. It uses standard, well-known tools to open up a wealth of data from the vehicle to developers. Using OpenXC, you can monitor many of the sensors on a vehicle, enabling new and innovative vehicle-centric applications. The Ford Reference VI was designed by Ford for use by developers in creating new and innovative vehicle-centric applications.
For complete details, see documentation here.
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