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Omnitracs Intelligent Vehicle Gateway (IVG) DA0717R Release Notes

Hardware Requirements and Software Dependencies

This firmware release supports the following MCNs: CV90-JC339-1xx, CV90-JC339-2xx, and CV90-JC339-3xx and higher, and is composed of the following software:

  • PAPI 7.0
  • VIOP 7.05

Operating System

This firmware release is compatible with the Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact operating system (WEC2013 OS) OT33 or higher.

Upgrade Procedures

Most upgrades are done over-the-air. Both the firmware and the operating system are available for download on the Omnitracs Customer Portal (on the Support page, click Firmware/OS) and refer to the Installation and Troubleshooting Guide.

Features and Enhancements

This is a critical upgrade for all 3G IVGs running DA0716 or below. All on-air and on-shelf units that are not upgraded over-the-air by November 2, 2019 require a USB stick upgrade to re-enable the IVG.

The Gemalto firmware now supports GPS date rollover.

Features that are available on AOBRDs, AOBRD-Mode units running EDL-compliant firmware, and ELDs.

Feature/Function

AOBRD

ELD-capable, running as AOBRD

ELD

Unassigned Driving reconciled

Host only

Mobile; if rejected then returned to the host

Mobile; if rejected then returned to the host

Mobile Edits can be disabled

Yes

Yes

No

Driver must approve/decline edits from carrier

No

No

Yes

Auto on-duty/off-duty at login/logout

Yes

No

No

Events timed to seconds

No

Yes

Yes

Capture VIN from ECM

No

Yes

Yes

Capture Engine Hours from ECM

No

Yes

Yes

Complete edit audit history visible on host

No (original and last only)

No (viewable in ELD Driver Log Report if running a mixture of ELD units +/- AOBRD mode units or AOBRDs. Also viewable in the Edit Audit Report)

No (viewable in ELD Driver Log Report and Edit Audit Report)

Minimum Duty Status Duration (1-5 min configurable at host)

Yes

Yes

No

Configurable BOT threshold

Yes

Yes

No

Exempt Driver

No

Yes

Yes

Personal Conveyance Limits and implementation like Off-Duty Driving

Yes

Yes

No

Yard Move

No

Yes

Yes

Enforced Certification of Logs

No

Yes

Yes

Enforced entry of Load/Trailer Info

No

Yes

Yes

ELD Diagnostics and Malfunctions plus Sensor Failures

No (current Sensor Failures only)

No (current Sensor Failures only)

Yes

Send ERODS file from mobile

No

No

Yes

Driver Security (Password prompt for co-driver to access HOS application)

No

Yes

Yes

The features and enhancements listed here are available with this release.

  • Printing is now supported from messaging and the Media Manager application when using the Brother PJ722, RJ4030, or RJ4030Ai printers.
  • The IVG's onboard support is translated into Canadian French and Mexican Spanish.
  • CER now supports Detroit Assurance P4 systems.
  • Bendix Safety Direct connection is supported when using the correct hardware configuration.
  • ELD diagnostic and malfunction alerts no longer display for IVGs set as AOBRDs. Events and notifications for sensor failures (GPS, odometer, and speedometer) are still displayed.
  • Drivers using IVGs as AOBRDs do not see logged or cleared Alert Manager messages for ELD diagnostic or malfunction events
  • After upgrading to OS43, the web browser now plays MP4s video files. To upgrade to the new operating system, contact your customer experience representative for this kit: 
    65-JE101-2 KIT, IVG UNIFIED OS 1.07, OS43, DA0710R, ALK 2017Q4, OTNAV 2017Q1, NAVIGO 2017Q1.
  • For the latest Omnitracs Navigation details, please see the Omnitracs Navigation Release Notes page.

Fixes

Below are fixes in this release for issues reported in the field.

General

  • During a USB upgrade, the splash screen now displays and a DOS command-line window no longer displays for a few seconds.
  • Upon start up, the IVG now filters invalid accumulated miles and distance since last valid coordinates before calculating, displaying, and passing those values to the host applications. This filter prevents invalid odometer validation failure notifications.
  • The ECM generated VIN is being validated before it’s displayed or passed to host applications. This prevents invalid VIN validation failure notifications.

IVI

While in motion and accessing the text and macro messaging inbox through IVI, the in-motion user interface no longer appears and the messages are read aloud as expected.

Hours of Service

  • The Carrier Edit prompt now accurately displays on ELDs after the driver changes from Driving to a non-driving status.
  • The GPS Exception flag is now correct written to the ERODS file when Yard Move or Personal Conveyance is ended during an active GPS exception.
  • The co-driver name displays and the co-driver ID now displays only once on the Day Log Header tab.
  • The Trailer ID and Shipping ID now display correctly on the Header across multiple days.
  • Assigning drive time to an ELD driver with rest break exemption enabled no longer causes a violation.
  • Engine hours and drive time are now accurately displayed.
  • The clock in feature has been corrected to alert drivers and prevent them from scheduling a clock-in time that’s more than 24 hours in the past.
  • The IVG no longer triggers the in-motion user interface (IMUI) to suppress the Edit and Load screens if a co-driver is logged in.

Media Manager

When adjusting the display brightness or volume while a video is playing, the video is no longer blacked out while adjusting the volume.

Navigo by Telogis

You may now install and use Bendix SafetyDirect if you use Navigo as your mapping/navigation application.

Operating System

  • A white or black screen no longer displays when the IVG reboots.
  • IVGs no longer get stuck on the Omnitracs splash screen and don't launch applications.

Over-the-Air Software Upgrade

Out of Memory Conditions no longer lead to Type 5 Resets and drivers no longer encounter reboots for this issue.

Weigh Station Bypass

A black screen no longer overlays the driver warning screen intermittently.

Known Issues

The issues listed below are know to exist in this firmware release. If you experience issues beyond those listed, please contact customer support.

CoPilot

The estimated time of arrival (ETA) calculated by CoPilot is not accurate. Impact: Driver needs to be aware, no workaround.

Critical Event Video

When the "distance to forward vehicle" information received from a Mobileye system is invalid, the IVG may flag false CER events.

Hours of Service

  • If the co-driver has a long name, it is truncated in the driver picklist.

  • When newly-created drivers certify their logs for the first time, the IVG may inaccurately indicate that they still need to certify their logs.

  • Both the driver and co-driver may be recorded as in the Driving duty status if the co-driver logs in and the wheels turn immediately thereafter.

  • When two drivers are logged in and the IVG reboots, if both drivers log out from the splash screen; then two new drivers log in at the splash screen, one of the previous drivers may remain logged in and only one of the new drivers is logged in.

  • While in inspector mode, incorrect data may display for accumulated miles and accumulated engine hours associated with certification events.

  • The on-screen keyboard sometimes displays instead of the "Load Information is Required" prompt after the driver taps the "Enter Loads Info" button. Impact: The driver must minimize the keyboard; then click "Enter Load Info" again.

In-Cab Scanning

  • If the IVG is restarted while trying to send a scanned image, the message may be deleted from the outbox and not sent to the host system.
  • A negative message ID is sometimes generated when sending a scan.

Media Manager

  • The IVG reboots when trying to open large PDF files (several hundred pages). Impact: Drivers cannot open large files sent through Media Manager.
  • Occasionally alert bubbles do not appear on the Media Manager application icon. Impact: Driver will be alerted by other alerts from the device.
  • Media Manager consumed time is not updated when an audio file is listed to while on the in motion screen. Impact: Consumed time may be incorrect.
  • Sometimes the database doesn't sync after the IVG downloads a delivery.

Messaging

Sometimes an error is generated when a driver replies to a message that has a field with a value that's selected from a pick list (like state).

Navigo

In some instances drivers are unable to log in to Navigo. No workaround.

Operating System

Bluetooth connection pop-ups from OS are not suppressed. Impact: Driver must close the pop-ups.

Omnitracs Navigation

  • During beta trials, IVG resets increased slightly.
  • If navigation is running when ignition is turned on, Omnitracs Navigation may cover the driver warning screen for a few seconds.  Impact: None.
  • See the Omnitracs Navigation release notes for more details.

Tire Pressure Monitoring

When the driver gives the voice command “Tire Status” to the IVG, the reply contains inaccuracies.

Web Browser

  • When launching the web browser with navigation running, the driver sees the Navigation screen briefly while the web browser is opening.  Impact: Navigation is briefly visible while the web browser is launching.
  • Sometimes when scrolling past a video, the video restarts.

Wi-Fi

If CEV is enabled, Wi-Fi cannot be used by any other application.


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