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Override car position disabled still requests device GPS location


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Florian Jensen

Using TeslaLogger with ABRP, I have "Override car position" disabled in my car's settings. However, whenever I'm navigating, it continually uses my Android phone's GPS, leading to that battery draining and the device overheating in general as it's in the charging cradle in the front of the car.

Would it be possible to NOT use the devices' GPS when navigating with override car position disabled? If not that, would it be possible to have an option to disable device GPS instead?

Thanks!

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Florian Jensen

I'm using the S21 Ultra, and it definitely heats up too much, to the extent that it stops charging and thus ends up running out of power after a few hours.

While I understand the location polling may be a bit too slow, I don't actually mind as I'm not using it for navigation, just for keeping an eye on whether I'm still going to make the charger and whether there's a faster charging route.


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Samuel_ABRP

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Samuel_ABRP

Hi,

the description of that setting might be a bit misleading. Actually this is mainly used for planning, so if you are in the hotel for example, but the car is at the charger somewhere else, you want to plan your route from the car location. If you enable that override option, it will use your phone location as start position instead.

While driving we always need the phone GPS, as the data from the telemetry (where the car position comes from) is way to slow for navigation.

So no, it is not possible to disable the phone GPS.

If however you use Android Auto and your car has an inbuilt GPS and the Android Auto version of that car supports it, we will use the car GPS instead, and the phone GPS will not be used. But as you mentioned Tesla i think this is not available for you.

Instead of using wireless charging, you could try charging it via a cable. Wireless charging heats up the phone quite a lot, while charging via cable keeps it more cool.

Which phone do you have? Some seem to heat up more than others...