CarDroid™
CarDroid™

User Guide

General Notes
Thank you for purchasing the CarDroid™ — an innovative connected car device on Android™ OS. The CarDroid is an in-vehicle device created for monitoring and telematic services.
This guide shows how to set up your CarDroid. Please read this guide before using the device. Some content may differ, depending on the region, mobile operator, or device’s software.
All specifications and information supplied herein are subject to change without prior notice. Any changes will be integrated in the latest release. The manufacturer assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in this document.
Contents
Device Layout
1 — OBD-II connector
2 — microSD card slot
3 — micro-SIM card slot
4 — LED indicator
5 — power button
6 — micro-USB port
7 — microphone
8 — audio jack 3.5mm
9 — speaker
10 — external GPS antenna connector
Notes:
  • MicroSD card expands local data storage. It is optional to use a microSD card.Full description of LED colors meanings see in Table 2.
  • LED indicator informs you of the status of different functions.
  • USB port enables you to charge your CarDroid when it is not connected to OBD-II port, or to connect it to a personal computer for the parameters configuration and access the internal storage of the device.
  • The external GPS antenna connector allows you to connect an external GPS antenna to amplify GPS signal in the places where the signal is low.
Table 1: Specifications
Dimensions 48x77x29mm
Network 3G (including HSPA+) GPRS, EDGE
Band 850/900/1800/1900MHz
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2 Wi-Fi modules)
Bluetooth BLE 4.0
Battery 1950 mAh Li-ion
Standby time up to 12 hours
OS Android™ 4.4
CPU MediaTek MT6572, Dual-core, 1.2 GHz
RAM 512MB
ROM 4GB
Storage expansion microSD up to 32GB
Microphone and speaker Yes
USB micro-USB
Audio jack 3.5mm
Sensors 9-axis Bosch orientation sensor (accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope), microwave motion sensor
Positioning accuracy up to 5 meters
Features
Web account. A personal web account gives you an access to the whole functionality of the CarDroid. You will be able to monitor several vehicles simultaneously, use the complete range of services and choose which notifications you want to receive. To be able to use your web account on uonmap.com you need to complete the registration process.
ESNaR (Emergency Situation Notification and 3D Reconstruction). In case of an accident you will instantly get an alert. Check your account to see the detailed report including 3D reconstruction.
Note:
In case you connect your CarDroid via an OBD-II extension cord, fix the device in the car to avoid getting false notifications.
Remote car diagnostics. The CarDroid diagnoses your vehicle automatically and keeps records of its condition. When an error is detected, you will get a notification with its trouble code. Once you log in to your web account, the “Notifications” section will have trouble codes and their descriptions. This data can be used for reports and detailed statistics.
Driver behavior monitoring. You can also setup your account to receive notifications in case of an unsafe driver behavior: rapid acceleration, hard braking, speeding, risky maneuvering.
Alarm system. If your vehicle is being towed away, hit in a parking lot, or in case of a break-in you will receive an alert.
Vehicle state notifications. You will be notified about the critical conditions of the vehicle: high engine temperature, low fuel/oil level, unusually high rpm, etc.
Positioning and tracking history. You can see where your car is located at any moment, track it online and check the vehicle route for any period of time.
Microphone remote listening. The CarDroid supports audio input/output through a microphone. To speak to the driver of the vehicle or listen to what is happening inside the car dial the number of the SIM card installed inside your CarDroid (only for trusted numbers).
Wi-Fi hotspot. You can set up your CarDroid to work as a Wi-Fi hotspot. A password can be set in your UonMap account. The default password is the IMEI of your CarDroid. You can find it on the box.
Geofencing. Create customizable geofences on the map in your web account. If your vehicle leaves, enters or crosses the borders of such areas, you will be notified.
SIM Card Installation
  • Find and open a labeled micro-SIM card cover on the device.
  • Push a micro-SIM card into the slot as shown in the picture until you hear a click and the SIM card is fixed securely in the slot.
  • Put the cover back.
Note:
1. To remove the SIM card push it until you hear a click.
2. Restart your CarDroid after you install the SIM card.
3. Ensure your SIM card is connected to mobile data service (you can test it by using a smartphone).
4. Make sure your SIM card is unlocked (PIN code is disabled) by turning it off in your mobile device settings. If you do not know your PIN, contact your mobile operator.
5. Additional charges for data transfers may apply. Check with your mobile operator and use an appropriate mobile data plan.
SD Card Installation
  • Find and open a labeled microSD card cover on the device.
  • Push a microSD card into the slot as shown in the picture until you hear a click and the SD card is fixed securely in the slot.
  • Put the cover back.
Note:
To remove the SD card push it until you hear a click.
GPS Antenna Installation
You may connect an external GPS antenna to your CarDroid in on or off mode.
  • Find the external GPS antenna connector in your CarDroid device. You can see it in the picture below.
  • Plug the external GPS antenna into the connector.
  • Locate the GPS antenna in the place with no blocks to receive good GPS signal, such as vehicle's roof, your car's dashboard, etc.
Parts and Accessories
1. CarDroid
2. GPS antenna (optional)
3. OBD-II extension cord (optional)
4. User Guide
5. Warranty Card and Coupon
Applications
1. Please find applications for iOS / Android on our website uonmap.com, as well as App Store and Google Play Market. You can also scan the CarDroid QR-code to open the web page with our apps. Install our app on your mobile device.
Note:
It is not mandatory to use the app. You can monitor all the data using your web account.
You can see the main screen of iOS/Android apps below.
Getting Started
  • Install a SIM card if necessary (optional).
  • Plug the device into the OBD-II port of your vehicle. Check your car manual for the exact location of the OBD-II port in your car.
  • Wait until you hear tune 1 (see Table 2). It means that the device is turning on. If you do not hear any sounds, your CarDroid might be discharged. Leave it in the OBD-II port for some time until it is charged and turns on automatically.
  • You will hear one beep sound when the device is on.
  • Wait until the LED indicator lights up and gleams with different colors.
  • Then you will hear two short beep sounds (see Table 2). It means that the device is connected to your car computer. Note: In case you use extension cord to connect your CarDroid to the OBD-II port of your car, mind the device is located in the place with no additional excessive heat. It is important to keep CarDroid in not overheated place.
CarDroid Connection
There are two ways to connect CarDroid: directly or remotely via account.
When using direct connection, you are not able:
  • - to connect several devices at a time;
  • - to store data history;
  • - to receive notifications.
When connecting CarDroid remotely via account, you have the whole range of CarDroid features.
1. Mobile app direct connection (without a SIM card)
  • Enable Wi-Fi on your mobile device.
  • Connect your mobile device to CarDroid Wi-Fi hotspot. The default password is the IMEI of your CarDroid. You can find it on the box.
  • Launch the application.
  • Tap "Connect directly".
  • If you have connected to CarDroid Wi-Fi successfully, you will be automatically forwarded to the next step. Otherwise, complete the “Getting Started” steps from the beginning.
  • Press the power button 3 times. The pause between presses shall not exceed 2 seconds. You will hear 3 short beep sounds.
  • You will be redirected to the page where you can monitor your vehicle data. Now the CarDroid is ready to use.
2. Mobile app remote connection via UonMap account (requires a SIM card and mobile data plan)
2.1. iOS/Android apps: new account
2.1.1. Creating a new account using the CarDroid Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Launch the application.
  • Tap "Connect via account”, and then “Create an account".
  • Make sure a SIM card is installed in the CarDroid.
  • Enable Wi-Fi on your mobile device.
  • Connect your mobile device to the CarDroid Wi-Fi hotspot. A default password is the IMEI of your CarDroid. You can find it on the box.
  • Return to the application. If you have connected to the CarDroid Wi-Fi hotspot successfully, you will be automatically forwarded to the next step. Otherwise, complete the "Getting Started" steps from the beginning (page 15).
  • Wait till you will be prompted to enter your email.
  • Enter your email address and tap "Sign Up".
  • Check your email to find the account password. You will be able to change the password later in your account.
  • Tap "Log In" and enter the password from the email. Then tap "Log In" again.
  • Now you are in your account. The CarDroid is connected to the account and ready to use.
2.1.2. Creating a new account using any Internet access
  • Make sure the CarDroid is on, plugged into the OBD-II port of your car and has a SIM card with a mobile data plan.
  • Make sure the Internet on your mobile device is enabled.
  • Launch the application.
  • Tap "Connect via account", and then "Create an account".
  • Tap "LINK".
  • Enter your CarDroid's IMEI and tap "Continue".
  • Wait till you will be prompted to enter your email address, then type it and tap "Sign Up".
  • Check your email box to find the account password. You will be able to change the password later in your account.
  • Tap "Log In" and enter the password from the email. Then tap "Log In" again.
  • Now the CarDroid is connected to the account and ready to use.
2.2. iOS/Android apps: using an existing UonMap account
  • Make sure the Internet on your mobile device is enabled and launch the application.
  • Tap "Connect via account".
  • Enter the email address and password which were used to create your account.
  • Tap "Log In" to enter the account.
2.3. iOS/Android apps: managing your UonMap account
In your account menu you can track and check your vehicle data and see notifications.
2.3.1. Linking a device to your UonMap account
  • Open the app menu in the left upper corner of your account.
  • Select “Devices” in the menu.
  • Tap "+" icon in the right upper corner.
  • Make sure the CarDroid is on, plugged into the OBD-II port of your car and has a SIM card with a mobile data plan.
  • Enter IMEI from the box and tap “Continue”, or connect to CarDroid Wi-Fi hotspot to link the device automatically.
  • You will be redirected to your account when the device is linked.
3. Web access from PC/laptop without an app
  • Open the following URL in your PC/laptop browser: https://uonmap.com/en/connect-device
  • Follow the step-by-step guide displayed on the screen.
  • Enter the IMEI of your device on the web page and click "Check & Continue".
  • Enter the email address. The device will be attached to this email (if you don't have an account, it will be created with this email).
  • Find your username and password in your email inbox. You can use them to log into your account.
Emergency Call
In case of an accident the CarDroid automatically dials an emergency number preset by its user. In case your mobile device is out of reach or you are unable to dial a number yourself, your emergency contact will still get a call.
Once the call is answered by your emergency contact, you will be able to communicate via the built-in speaker.
If the volume of the built-in speaker is low, or the internal microphone sensitivity is insufficient, you can connect an external speaker and a microphone to 3.5mm audio jack.
Note:
To activate this function set an emergency number in your account.
Turning CarDroid On/Off Manually
Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds to turn the CarDroid on. You will hear tune 1 (see Table 2). It indicates that the CarDroid is turning on.
Press the button once to check if the CarDroid is on.
Press and hold the power button again for about 5 seconds to turn the CarDroid off. You will hear tune 2 (see Table 2).
Note:
It is not mandatory to turn the CarDroid on before plugging it into the OBD-II port of your car.
If the device is off, it will turn on automatically after some time of being plugged into the OBD-II port.
Factory Data Reset
  • Turn the device on.
  • Press power button 10 times within 20 seconds to reset the device. The factory reset process will begin after you hear 10 beep sounds (see Table 2). The pause between presses shall not exceed 2 seconds.
Warning!
All user data will be deleted from the device.
Table 2: Sounds, LED Colors, Presses
Sounds
Sound Meaning
Tune 1 You will hear this tune when the CarDroid is turning on.
Tune 2 You will hear this tune when the CarDroid is turning off.
1 short beep The device is on.
1 short beep You can press the power button to check if the CarDroid works.
2 short beeps The initialization of CarDroid and your car is over and the device is ready to collect data.
3 short beeps The device is connected to the account.
10 short beeps The factory reset process has begun.
LED Colors
Color Meaning
Gleaming with red, green and blue When you see the CarDroid LED indicator gleaming with different colors after you plug the device into the OBD-II port, it means that the device is loading.
Green frequently blinking light There is no GPS signal and no Internet connection on your device
Green rarely blinking light Your CarDroid has GPS signal on, but no Internet
Blue frequently blinking light No GPS signal, but the Internet is on
Blue rarely blinking light GPS signal and Internet are on
Red blinking light Unexpected errors occur
Power Button Presses
1 long press Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds to turn it off/on.
1 short press If the CarDroid is on, you will hear one short beep.
3 short presses When you connect the device directly to the app, press the button 3 times. CarDroid will beep 3 times.
10 short presses Press power button 10 times within 20 seconds to reset the device. The factory reset process will begin after you hear 10 beep sounds. The pause between presses shall not exceed 2 seconds.
Warnings
1. Additional charges for data transfers may apply. Use an appropriate mobile data plan.
2. Keep the device dry. Precipitation, humidity, and liquids contain minerals that will corrode electronic circuits. If the device does get wet, do not dry it with the use of an oven, microwave oven, or dryer, because this may damage the device and could cause a fire or explosion.
3. Do not store it in sandy or dusty places.
4. Do not expose the device to low and high temperatures. It may result in explosion.
5. Handle the device carefully.
6. Do not use chemicals, solvents, or detergents to clean the device. Wipe it with a soft cloth.
7. Do not paint the device. Paint can clog the device’s moving parts or ventilation openings and prevent proper operation.
8. Do not disassemble or try to open the device yourself. It will void your warranty.
9. Use the battery provided by the manufacturer.
10. Keep the device away from children and pets.
11. Use the device only for its purpose.
12. Turn off the device near medical equipment, in an aircraft or in potentially explosive environments.
13. Comply with any warnings and regulations that restrict the use of wireless functions in a certain area.
Trademarks
UonMap®, the UonMap logo (including stylized U logo), and CarDroid are trademarks of UonMap International, Ltd.
Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. worldwide.
Wi-Fi®, Wi-Fi Positioning, and the Wi-Fi logo are registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
Copyright
This document contains proprietary technical information which is the property of UonMap International, Ltd. This manual is protected under international copyright laws. No part of this manual may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or storing in any information storage and retrieval system, without the prior written permission of UonMap.
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