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    Feature request

    if gps position does not change after 30 minutes display a message that the pc will be shut down in 1 mn.
    In no user input shutdown or hibernate the pc.
    Make it a configurable option in the settings page to enable/disable.

    I'm requesting this because my carpc is not connected to accessory line. I use a button to switch it on/off and I sometimes forget to shut it down and come back an hour later to find it still running :-)

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    This is an interesting request. I like this.

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    This is done. Grab a test version from my website. The option is under Settings, GPS, Auto-Shutdown. You can set it to 5 minutes to test it.

    Also, under Settings, Display, Transitions, set that to True. This will add some additional eye-candy to the weather widget.


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    will give a try tonight. thanks a lot.

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    just a thought as in my garage there is no GPS reception, what happens in this case? Does the app rely on the last known gps position when there is no signal?

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    The way I wrote it, the program only checks for this auto-shutdown condition when there is a GPS fix available. No GPS reception means the program has no way to know if you're moving or not (aside from OBD-II info, which might not even work). 30 minutes without GPS fix could just mean there are solar flares or you're parked in a tunnel and getting it on with a girl.

    I think I can change it to also react after 30 minutes of no GPS fix. And I think I will change it so any user input (keyboard or mouse) resets the timer for the auto-shutdown. I'll have to think about it more..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClockWorK View Post
    30 minutes without GPS fix could just mean there are solar flares or you're parked in a tunnel and getting it on with a girl.


    Quote Originally Posted by ClockWorK View Post
    I think I can change it to also react after 30 minutes of no GPS fix. And I think I will change it so any user input (keyboard or mouse) resets the timer for the auto-shutdown. I'll have to think about it more...
    Would be goood

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    haven"t had time to test it yet but I think there is one last problematic hardware condition: my M2-ATX will re-power the carpc as soon as it is shutdown since the power trigger pin is still connected when the shutdown command is issued !!! I think I should find a hardware device to disconnect this pin when DriveLine issues the shudown command. maybe use a combination of Phidgets and relays !!!

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    I think you should test this. It might not be a problem at all. Just start the car, and shut down windows. See if it starts back up or not. I think the power-supply only starts the PC when the voltage on the trigger pin goes from low to high. But I might be full of crap on this.

    And besides, wouldn't this only be happening when the car is off?

    EDIT 2: Oh, i get it. Your power button switch is hooked up to the battery instead of an accessory wire?
    Last edited by ClockWorK; 11-20-2012 at 10:44 AM.

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