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What’s new⚓︎

Find out about the most recent updates and improvements of our products. The five most recent changes are displayed on this page, so you can stay up to date easily. For detailed update histories, each individual product page contains information on important releases and additions in chronological order starting with the most recent one.

New event reasons for CloudBoxx

We now have dedicated and more understandable event names for 5 CloudBoxx event reasons which were previously sent as part of a generic CAN value high or CAN value low event. Every CloudBoxx with a supported vehicle model will send out central_lock_read_state_changed and doors_changed events following the release of firmware version 2.18.

New event names

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CloudBoxx Firmware 2.18.0

New features

GNSS speed as speed source

The CloudBoxx can now use the displayed GNSS speed as the speed source. This will cause the speed property to be updated with the speed data from the GPS module.

New event reasons

The CloudBoxx will now generate new dedicated events for door state changes and central lock read state changes. Additionally, three new configurable events are introduced for handbrake, lights and windows state changes. The configurable events can be enabled or disabled using the route reasons_to_create_events_for which is a child object of event-config.

Air quality detection (prototype)

The CloudBoxx can be equipped with an external air quality sensor that would enable it to send air quality events. This can be utilised for features such as smoke detection.

Improvements

Increased mobile data speed

The CB 1020 series modem now uses higher Baud rates for data transmission. This reduces the transmission time for damage detection messages and speeds up download times.

CloudBoxx can now detect permanent uplink data communication failures, which can occur under certain network conditions, and automatically switch to another mobile network.

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CloudBoxx Firmware 2.17.0

New features

Auto Immo Control

This firmware introduces a new feature ‘auto immobilizer control’. When this fleet feature is enabled, an unlocked immobilizer would automatically lock itself if certain lock conditions were fulfilled. This feature is meant to bring more safety to the car-sharing ecosystem. For assistance in configuring this feature, please contact our support team.

RTC Calibration

The CloudBoxx’s RTC (real-time clock) tends to drift a few seconds during the day due to some hardware limitations. A new compensation algorithm reduces this effect and improves the clock’s accuracy. The clock is used to generate timestamps for all sorts of events. The device must be running for at least 12 hours, before this new compensation algorithm takes effect, and it will occasionally need a GPS signal to ensure high accuracy.

OBD Feature

The CloudBoxx can now be operated non-invasively on OBD2 systems. To do this, a basic functionality has been implemented where the CloudBoxx receives the following information from the OBD2: ignition, speed, fuel level and mileage. The availability of this information depends on the vehicle model.
Mixed operation is also possible, where some of this information can be obtained from OBD2 and some from other sources like CAN.
Note that this feature is only available in OneAPI.

Improvements

Less current consumption when using the Damage Detection product

We have optimised the power consumption of the CloudBoxx. While using the Damage Detection product, you should now see less CPU time consumed by these boxes running this product.

New thresholds for low_bat_alarm configurations

You can now configure higher low_bat_alarm thresholds for the CloudBoxx. This is very helpful for vehicles that run on a different voltage level than the usual 12VDC.

The new maximum boundaries are:

CloudBoxx:

low_bat_alarm_threshold: 55.5V.

low_bat_recovered_threshold: 56V.

CloudBoxx Mini:

low_bat_alarm_threshold: 99.5V.

low_bat_revovered_threshold: 100V.

Multi-factor authentication

From now on, you will be able to add an aditional layer of security to your INVERS accounts. When enabled, multi-factor authentication requires users to provide an additional means of verification during login. Using either an authenticator app on your smartphone or an email adress, you can ensure that noone but you has access to your fleet.

MFA setup authentication

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CloudBoxx Firmware 2.16.0

New features

Damage detection

This firmware introduces support for the optional Damage Detection service. Damage Detection provides detailed information on vehicle damage and enables comprehensive, automated damage management. The Damage Detection Module peripheral device captures various data from the vehicle in daily use. The solution’s algorithm filters and compresses a large part of this raw data. The filtered data points are then further analyzed in the cloud by an AI algorithm which identifies patterns and anomalies. The AI assigns them to specific events, such as a parking accident, in real-time that have actually led to damage to a particular component. At the same time, it recognizes if it was only a door being closed or a pothole being driven over, resulting in no damage and making a report unnecessary. This feature is available for the CloudBoxx 4G/1020.

New mileage source option combined

The new mileage_source option combined can be helpful to get a more accurate mileage value. This is typically the case if the vehicle provides the mileage on the CAN bus (with CDF4) but only with a resolution of one kilometer, i.e., without decimal places. With the mileage source option set to combined, the fractional part is captured using the speed information, and added to the basic mileage value read from the vehicle’s CAN bus.

Improvements

Faster initial cellular connection setup

The initial cellular connection setup after installation of the CloudBoxx in a new country has been sped up by two minutes. Country changes during operation were not affected by this delay. This improvement is available for the CloudBoxx 1020.

Connectivity monitor

We are excited to announce the release of the Connectivity Monitor for OneAPI fleets. This tool provides you with a dashboard that allows you to both stay up to date on your fleet’s overall connectivity status and also investigate individual vehicles’ connection states.

Connectivity monitor

CloudBoxx Firmware 2.15.0

New features

New SmartKey options

Two new options for operating the CloudBoxx with a Passive Entry/Go SmartKey inside the SmartKey Device have been integrated. The option extended keyless resolves some issues with the SmartKey device installed in certain vehicles which use a more advanced SmartKey inside-/outside-detection. With the option only_on_central_lock, the SmartKey is only used for locking and unlocking the vehicle but not for immobilization. This option is recommended to be used with specific CloudBoxx setups that realize the immobilization of the vehicle differently, e.g., with the starter-interruption- or code-line-relay.

Integration of Birò Vehicle Interface

The electric microcar vehicle Birò is now supported with the CloudBoxx Mini. Special handling regarding the software and hardware interfacing is required to operate this vehicle with the CloudBoxx Mini. This handling can be enabled with the vehicle_interface parameter under the /devices/{qnr}/config resource. Note that Birò is only supported by the CloudBoxx Mini.

Event subscription

FleetControl now offers the option to create and manage credentials for your OneAPI message queues. It also allows you to subscribe or unsubscribe to specific event topics so that you only consume the event data you actually need to support your booking application’s workflows or supplement data you otherwise collect.

Event subscription

Simulated vehicles

If you are interested in integrating INVERS OneAPI or experimenting with it, simulated vehicles are a great way to get started. They behave like real vehicles, except they are purely virtual. Not only can they provide realistic data like vehicle states and entire trips, you can also interact with them using FleetControl and OneAPI.

Unit conversion settings

We have added the option to choose the unit FleetControl displays distances and speeds in. You can now select either metric (kilometers) or imperial (miles) units.

Unit conversion