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Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by ishankarve, May 3, 2011.


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  1. jayadev

    jayadev Esperto

    Kannur, India
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    sometimes ago i had thought of buying a second hand gps mobile and throw it in car hidden .

    but then i did not giet enough time to work it out , so literally forgot untill i stumbled upon this thread so i am again considering the mobile phone idea.

    any suggestions ....
  2. royj

    royj Esperto

    From my experience, GPS in mobile phones is unreliable for this type of usage.
    Problems faced are:
    • difficult to maintain consistent GPS lock,
    • high battery drain when GPS is used
    • phone need to "see the sky" for maintaining GPS lock
  3. royj
    sir i would like to differ in the last point..
    my phone works well within myy house even when covered by pillow on the bed and my cousin's map my idia does not even find satellites for it to work...
    battery is drained i agree though but only to a certain extent..
  4. jayadev

    jayadev Esperto

    Kannur, India
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    i had checked phone in the glove box and gps has worked. which means plastic/fibre is much transparent to gps signals.
    yes this is where i am sceptical . if we can figure out a reliable phone then it would be resolved. yet the gsm location can be tracked.
    no issues as 12v mobile chargers are easily available and can be wired permanently .
  5. ishankarve

    ishankarve Novizio

    Update: Online Tracker

    Guys I know you would be gunning for my blood.... but believe me.. I have started to experience some serious trouble sourcing 02 key ICs for the CAN bus interface namely the MCP2515 and MCP2551... The require some EU export control clearance... hang on for some time ...

    Ok till such time, a bit of good (?) news... I have hacked into a ultrasonic parking sensor.. like the guys at MP3 car.. remember PDC-USB for parking and TPMS sensors...well till now the firmware was paid... yesterday I wrote my custom firmware and now the only job remaining is adhering the output data to the Roadrunner/Centrafuse plugin....
  6. ishankarve

    ishankarve Novizio

    Received Components

    Hello Everyone... Glad to post that I have received the components for making the CAN Interface. I guess by the weekend I should be having a working CAN interface (on breadboard that is).

    Hope to hack FIAT CAN bus protocol.
  7. i had bought a GPS TRACKER for my new book PUNTO. I bought it from China.

    You can get target’s latitude and longitude by SMS or GPRS,

    and check position by google earth.

    Auto Report position.

    Send the last location if it enters into the blind area.

    Add or change Username and Password.

    Monitoring and SOS feature.

    It will send an alert of Geofence to the user when it

    breaches the restricted area.

    It will send an alert of movement to the user when it begins to move.

    It will send an alert of overspeed to the user when it

    moves exceed of the restricted speed.

    It will send an alert of low battery to the user if the battery is low.


    1. Support both GPS / GSM station positioning ways.

    2. Support SMS/GPRS/Internet Network data transfer (GPRS/Internet instructions in CD enclosed

    3. Support GPRS on-line and the line re-connected automatically.

    4. Support work based on existing GSM/GPRS network..

    5. Support configuration by remote terminal.

    6. Standby current is only 80mA.

    7. Support for point-to-point, point to group, group-to-group monitoring.

    8. Set multiple functions of security, positioning, monitoring surveillance, emergency alarms and tracking in its entirety.
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 16, 2014
  8. ishankarve

    ishankarve Novizio


    Dear Thamburu

    Now that u have a tracker.. and I have an online system in place .. can I request you to post snap of ur tracker.

    What I suggest is.. I will give IP address of server which maps data for trackmylinea.zzl.org. You can point ur GPS tracker to post data at that address and you can see ur car position online....

    What do you say
  9. ishankarve

    ishankarve Novizio

    Interface Update

    Good news guys... I have completed the interface on a breadboard and it seems to be working.. only thing left to check is to connect it to my cars obd port and sniff some ECU data...

    I hope to get some success by Sunday.
  10. great going..
    hoping to see the fianl product real soon

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