Having installed Pedal is not easy. Having to install firmware on Pedal isn’t exactly something I would describe as “fun” either.

IMPORTANT: This is only needed if you already have Pedal installed in your vehicle and are running v0.5.10+ of Openpilot. For initial USB flashing of Pedal before it is installed, follow my guide below.

Considering I’m constantly working to build tools to make things easier, it’s no question that when Comma requests we update our Pedal firmware to remain compatible in v0.5.10 then I must find a solution to making that as easy as possible as well.

I will…


Diving Deeper into Workbench and Openpilot

Preface

So as many of you know, I once wrote an article about Installing a Fork of Openpilot which involved setting up your EON and Computer to connect to it via SSH and jump through hoops anytime you wanted to do any little old thing.

Well that is NO MORE with the release of Workbench.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve setup SSH before, Workbench takes care of it. Even if you’re on a random computer on some random network.

As long as EON is on your network, you can connect to it with Workbench.

IMPORTANT: Your EON needs to have had…


A desktop application for porting and managing Openpilot.

Connecting to EON in Seconds!

With Workbench, you don’t even have to think about connecting. Just open, scan and click EON to jump into a shell in seconds.

Never fuss with installing SSH keys, or finding the IP of your EON again!

Workbench Support

If you experience issues with Workbench, please reach out on the Workbench Discord or report bugs to GitHub Issues

Installing Openpilot with Ease!

You no longer need to worry about how to install a fork, or remember those pesky git commands. Workbench remembers for you!


I know there is a wealth of information available on the Comma Wiki but there are just some things that seem to be overlooked or misunderstood by some users and I want to hopefully help remedy this by getting this article out there.

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The Problem (but not really)

If you’re like me, you probably didn’t put much initial thought into mounting your EON. You probably mounted it initially without thought or question and then you startup EON and OP and start driving…


Today some fellow community members in the Comma Slack read my mind. The next version of Openpilot should ditch a lot of the ChffrPlus features and streamline the system to be focused purely on OP. I believe George may have even said yes, they would be removing them in coming versions of OP.

That gave me some ideas and I instantly went to work on conceptualizing what I would want in an interface. Since this is kind of my wheelhouse I figured I’d take a shot at sending the Comma team some love and maybe it will inspire them for…


As you may or may not know, the EON is NOT sold with OpenPilot pre-installed. Comma, Inc. does not currently sell a product to drive your car for you. There are steps you must take to install this software on your EON after you first receive it and it’s not entirely straight forward so that’s why I’m writing this simple but hopefully detailed guide to ease the pain.

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Is my vehicle compatible?

You can check to see what vehicle trims are…


This is more of a reference post rather than a tutorial.
The EON is specifically different with normal tmux documentation.

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Although I don’t understand the reasoning just yet, I can tell you the basics of what I’ve learned. I will continue to update this reference as I get more information. I’m also going to give you a cross platform view of different ways to attach tmux in different terminal emulators. …


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UPDATE 11/12/18
I now am fully recommending new folks to use Workbench desktop app to connect and install forks of Openpilot as it requires very little setup.
https://medium.com/@jfrux/installing-a-fork-of-openpilot-with-workbench-de35e9388021

UPDATE 06/27/18
Now includes information about checking out my Comma Pedal branch for testing support of your vehicle, as well as backing up your existing openpilot, and restoring it back if the fork / branch doesn’t work.

If your vehicle is not 100% supported by Comma, Inc. you may…


On most unix-based platforms, including MacOS and Ubuntu you will have the tools you need to connect to your Comma EON such as openssh and vim already installed and are ready to go.

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If you’re on one of these platforms, you may skip to the Getting Connected with SSH article.

On Windows, it’s not as straight forward. In order for my other articles to make the most sense possible, I recommend you follow my conventions below on…


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UPDATE OCT. 2018: To help out with this process, I’ve been building a new tool I’d like you to all try… it’s called Workbench and it’s specifically for finding EON on your network and connecting to it via SSH.

It sets up EON just like this article but it does it all for you.
It’s being tested on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Fork and contribute to the project by following the link below.

Recently I’ve noticed loads…

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