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# VolvoOnCall Binding

This binding integrates the Volvo On Call (opens new window) compatible vehicles. The integration happens through the WirelessCar Remote API.

# Supported Things

All cars compatible with Volvo On Call shall be supported by this binding.

# Discovery

Once a VocApi Bridge has been created with according credential, vehicles connected to this account will automatically be detected.

# Binding Configuration

The binding has no configuration options itself, all configuration is done at 'Things' level.

# Bridge Configuration

The 'VolvoOnCall API' bridge uses the owner's email address and password in order to access the VOC Remote API. This is the same email address and password as used in the VolvoOnCall smartphone app, that allows to remotely control your car(s).

Parameter Description Required
username Username from the VolvoOnCall app (email address) yes
password Password from the VolvoOnCall app yes

Once the bridge created, you will be able to launch discovery of the vehicles attached to it.

# Thing Configuration

The 'VolvoOnCall API' bridge uses the owner's email address and password in order to access the VOC Remote API.

Parameter Name Description Required
vin Vin Vehicle Identification Number of the car yes
refreshinterval Refresj Interval Interval in minutes to refresh the data (default=10) yes

# Channels

All numeric channels use the UoM feature (opens new window). This means you can easily change the desired unit e.g. miles/h instead of km/h just in your item definition.

#####Thing properties Some of the channels are only available for specific cars and models.

Following channels are currently available:

Channel Type ID Item Type Description Remark
doors#frontLeft Contact Door front left
doors#frontRight Contact Door front right
doors#rearLeft Contact Door rear left
doors#rearRight Contact Door rear right
doors#hood Contact Hood
doors#tailgate Contact Tailgate
doors#carLocked Switch Is the car locked Can also be used to lock / unlock the car (see thing properties above)
windows#frontLeftWnd Contact Window front left
windows#frontRightWnd Contact Window front right
windows#rearLeftWnd Contact Window rear left
windows#rearRightWnd Contact Window rear right
odometer#odometer Number:Length Odometer value
odometer#tripmeter1 Number:Length Trip meter 1 value
odometer#tripmeter2 Number:Length Trip meter 2 value
tank#fuelAmount Number:Volume Amount of fuel left in the tank
tank#fuelLevel Number:Dimensionless Percentage of fuel left in the tank
tank#fuelAlert Switch Alert if the amount of fuel is running low ON when distancy to empty < 100
tank#distanceToEmpty Number:Length Distance till tank is empty
position#location Location Location of the car
position#locationTimestamp DateTime Timestamp of the latest confirmed location
tyrePressure#frontLeftTyre Number Tyrepressure front left tyre Normal / LowSoft
tyrePressure#frontRightTyre Number Tyrepressure front right tyre Normal / LowSoft
tyrePressure#rearLeftTyre Number Tyrepressure rear left tyre Normal / LowSoft
tyrePressure#rearRightTyre Number Tyrepressure rear right tyre Normal / LowSoft
other#averageSpeed Number:Speed Average speed
other#engineRunning Switch Is the car engine running
other#remoteHeater Switch Start the car remote heater Only if property 'remoteHeater' is true (see thing properties above)
other#preclimatization Switch Start the car preclimatization Only if property 'preclimatization' is true (see thing properties above)
other#brakeFluidLevel Number Brake fluid level Normal / Low / VeryLow
other#washerFluidLevel Number Washer fluid level Normal / Low / VeryLow
other#serviceWarning String Warning if service is needed
other#bulbFailure Switch ON if at least one bulb is reported as failed
battery#batteryLevel Number:Dimensionless Battery level Only for Plugin hybrid / Twin Engine models
battery#batteryDistanceToEmpty Number:Length Distance until battery is empty Only for Plugin hybrid / Twin Engine models
battery#chargeStatus String Charging status Only for Plugin hybrid / Twin Engine models
battery#timeToHVBatteryFullyCharged Number:Time Time in minutes until the battery is fully charged Only for Plugin hybrid / Twin Engine models
battery#chargingEnd DateTime Calculated time when the battery is fully charged Only for Plugin hybrid / Twin Engine models
lasttrip#tripConsumption Number:Volume Last trip fuel consumption
lasttrip#tripDistance Number:Length Last trip distance
lasttrip#tripStartTime DateTime Last trip start time
lasttrip#tripEndTime DateTime Last trip end time
lasttrip#tripDuration Number:Time Last trip duration
lasttrip#tripStartOdometer Number:Length Last trip start odometer
lasttrip#tripStopOdometer Number:Length Last trip stop odometer
lasttrip#startPosition Location Last trip start location
lasttrip#endPosition Location Last trip end location

# Events

Channel Type ID Options Description
CAR_STOPPED Triggered when the car has finished a trip
CAR_MOVED Triggered if the car mileage has changed between two polls
CAR_STARTED Triggered when the engine of the car went on between two polls

# Full Example


Bridge volvooncall:vocapi:glh "VoC Gaël" @ "System" [username="[email protected]", password="mypassword"]
    Thing vehicle XC60 "XC60" @ "World" [vin="theCarVIN", refreshinterval=5]


Group gVoc "Volvo On Call" 

Group:Contact:OR(OPEN,CLOSED) gDoorsOpening "Portes"     (gVoc)
Contact Voc_DoorsTailgate           "Tailgate"                              (gDoorsOpening)         {channel="volvooncall:vehicle:glh:XC60:doors#tailgate"}
Contact Voc_DoorsRearRight          "Rear right"                            (gDoorsOpening)         {channel="volvooncall:vehicle:glh:XC60:doors#rearRight"}
Contact Voc_DoorsRearLeft           "Rear Left"                             (gDoorsOpening)         {channel="volvooncall:vehicle:glh:XC60:doors#rearLeft"}
Contact Voc_DoorsFrontRight         "Passager"                              (gDoorsOpening)         {channel="volvooncall:vehicle:glh:XC60:doors#frontRight"}
Contact Voc_DoorsFrontLeft          "Conducteur"                            (gDoorsOpening)         {channel="volvooncall:vehicle:glh:XC60:doors#frontLeft"}
Contact Voc_DoorsHood               "Hood"                                  (gDoorsOpening)         {channel="volvooncall:vehicle:glh:XC60:doors#hood"}

Group:Contact:OR(OPEN,CLOSED) gWindowsOpening "Fenêtres"   (gVoc)
Contact Voc_WindowsRearRightWnd     "Rear right"                            (gWindowsOpening)       {channel="volvooncall:vehicle:glh:XC60:windows#rearRightWnd"}
Contact Voc_WindowsRearLeftWnd      "Rear Left"                             (gWindowsOpening)       {channel="volvooncall:vehicle:glh:XC60:windows#rearLeftWnd"}
Contact Voc_WindowsFrontRightWnd    "Passager"                              (gWindowsOpening)       {channel="volvooncall:vehicle:glh:XC60:windows#frontRightWnd"}
Contact Voc_WindowsFrontLeftWnd     "Conducteur"                            (gWindowsOpening)       {channel="volvooncall:vehicle:glh:XC60:windows#frontLeftWnd"}

Switch Voc_DoorsCarLocked           "Verouillée"                            (gVoc)                  {channel="volvooncall:vehicle:glh:XC60:doors#carLocked"}
Number:Length Voc_Odometer          "Kilométrage [%d %unit%]"               (gVoc)     {channel="volvooncall:vehicle:glh:XC60:odometer#odometer"}
Number:Dimensionless Voc_FuelLevel  "Fuel Level"                <sewerage>  (gVoc)     {channel="volvooncall:vehicle:glh:XC60:tank#fuelLevel"}
Switch Voc_Fuel_Alert               "Niveau Carburant"          <siren>     (gVoc)   {channel="volvooncall:vehicle:glh:XC60:tank#fuelAlert"}
Number Voc_Fluid_Message            "Lave Glace"                    (gVoc)                  {channel="volvooncall:vehicle:glh:XC60:other#washerFluidLevel"}
Location Voc_Location               "Location"                      (gVoc)                  {channel="volvooncall:vehicle:glh:XC60:position#location"}
DateTime Voc_Location_LUD           "Timestamp [%1$tH:%1$tM]"   <time>      (gVoc)                  {channel="volvooncall:vehicle:glh:XC60:position#locationTimestamp"}
Switch Voc_Fluid_Alert              "Alerte Lave Glace"         <siren>     (gVoc)


sitemap voc label="Volvo On Call" {
    Frame label="Etat Véhicule" {
        Switch item=Voc_DoorsCarLocked
        Switch item=Voc_Location_LUD mappings=[REFRESH='MAJ !']
        Default item=Voc_Odometer
        Default item=Voc_FuelLevel
        Default item=Voc_Fuel_Alert
        Default item=Voc_Fluid_Message
        Default item=Voc_Fluid_Alert

    Frame label="" {
        Mapview item=Voc_Location label="" height=10
    Frame label="Opening Status" {
        Group item=gDoorsOpening
        Group item=gWindowsOpening

# Rule Actions

Multiple actions are supported by this binding. In classic rules these are accessible as shown in the example below:

Example 1a: If Thing has been created using autodiscovery

 val actions = getActions("volvooncall","volvooncall:vehicle:thingId")
 if(null === actions) {
        logInfo("actions", "Actions not found, check thing ID")
 } else {

Example 1b: If Thing has been created using script

 val actions = getActions("volvooncall","volvooncall:vehicle:bridgeId:thingId")
 if(null === actions) {
        logInfo("actions", "Actions not found, check thing ID")
 } else {

# closeCarCommand()

Sends the command to close the car.

# openCarCommand()

Sends the command to open the car.

# engineStartCommand(runtime)

Sends the command to start the engine for a given runtime. Default 5 minutes.


Name Description
runtime Integer - Time for the engine to stay on

# heaterStartCommand()

Sends the command to start the car heater (if remoteHeaterSupported).

# heaterStopCommand()

Sends the command to stop the car heater (if remoteHeaterSupported).

# preclimatizationStartCommand()

Sends the command to start the car heater (if preclimatizationSupported).

# preclimatizationStopCommand()

Sends the command to stop the car heater (if preclimatizationSupported).

Activates lights and/or the horn of the car


Name Description
honk Boolean - Activates the car horn
blink Boolean - Activates the car lights