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    Can OBDSim feed a hardware device?

    I'm in the process of writing some software to access a Kiwi Wifi OBDII device. This is one of those gizmos you plug in to the dash and then access the device via wifi.

    What I'm wondering is if I can drive the kiwi wifi device with OBDSim? Is it possible to run OBDSim on a mac or linux box, plug in a magic cable, plug the kiwi wifi in to that and have it think its plugged in to a car? Forgive me if this information is elsewhere, but I couldn't find it on the OBDSim page.

    My other alternative is forking out ~$200 for an OBD simulator, but OBDSim looks much more convenient and much cheaper if I can get it to work by adding the right cabling.

    Thanks for the info,
    jay

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    Sadly, no. OBDSim simulates the car *and* the Kiwi, and essentially pretends to be the output on the kiwi side.

    If you're trying to develop targetting the kiwi, then you could use obdsim to simulate the kiwi as well as the car, [and remove the kiwi from your process altogether] which is what I've been doing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunkyks View Post
    Sadly, no. OBDSim simulates the car *and* the Kiwi, and essentially pretends to be the output on the kiwi side.

    If you're trying to develop targetting the kiwi, then you could use obdsim to simulate the kiwi as well as the car, [and remove the kiwi from your process altogether] which is what I've been doing...

    Gary (-;
    That's an interesting idea and I hadn't really considered it from that angle. OBDsim is writing to a serial port correct? How do you have it write to a network port instead? Some voodoo with netcat or the like?

    Thanks for the info,
    jay

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