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Indication of current SOC is gone from AA screen


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Bert Duursma

The ABRP Screen on Android Auto in my BMW i3 did always show the following data in de right hand bottom corner:
- SOC current
- SOC at destination (calculated)
Since version 4.2.9 this information is no longer there.

I am very happy that we now can see that both Tronity and OBD link are active!


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Bert Duursma

One last question. I signed up to be a bèta tester. How do I know I am using a bèta version and not the regular last release?


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Samuel_ABRP

Status changed to: In progress

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Bert Duursma

Hi Samuel,

Your remark regarding the 8 sec waiting time for the buttons to disappear made me try something.
The BMW i3 screen (the large one) is actually 3 virtual screens next to each other (see picture) . The left screen (narrow and tall) is the main menu, showing only a few buttons). The large middle screen is where ABRP is visible and the right screen shows Spotify information and buttons.
I now have discovered that when I move the cursor to either the left screen (main menu) or to the right screen (Spotify), the buttons hiding the SOC disappear after 8 seconds!!
You gave me the key to the solution. Thanks!!


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Samuel_ABRP

Good to know in case other people ask the same question, thanks.


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Bert Duursma

i3 does not have a touch screen. It has a more comfortable multi controller knob, that you can turn, tilt in 4 directions and push. See picture. The onscreen buttons have always been hiding the SOC at arrival, but current SOC was always visible, that is, until now.
The funny thing is that these onscreen buttons are not used in any other AA application either.
If you could move these SOC info fields a little bit to the left, problem would be solved too... (for i3's)


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Samuel_ABRP

There should be a way to unselect the buttons too, or not? How does it look on other apps?

For comparison you should use other apps that use the android auto sdk, for example HERE WeGo or TomTom Amigo.


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Samuel_ABRP

Hi,
It is not gone, just hidden due to the buttons. It looks like the i3 has some kind of user input via a knob or other controller which is currently active, so the buttons show up. Also the buttons on top are visible which is normally not the case when you deselect them, not sure how as we never had a car with such a user input.
Normally on AA the buttons disappear after 8s with no user input via touchscreen. Does the i3 not have a touch screen?