Android 11 compliance

Google is about to enforce Android 11 compliance for apps on the Play Store.

Last year we merged Hybrid Reporter into Hybrid Assistant to prepare for this compliancy requirement.

The update we just published fulfills the requirement that an app is not allowed to write to the filesystem at will.

This means that the _hybridassistant directory, where datafiles are stored, will be migrated to a private directory: this will be totally transparent to the average user, who will see a "Migrating" message on the first run only.
Reports will still be accessible from the Hybrid Reporter menu as always.
If you are an "advanced" user, willing to consult the Hybrid Assistant database directly, you'll find an "Export" button in the Hybrid Reporter Database Maintenance screen that will allow to copy the database on Goggle Drive, for example.


170.000 km and counting...

As battery life is always a classic debate argument, here is the HV Check from a long time friend of the Hybrid Assistant development team: his Yaris MY12 is just a few km under the 170.000 mark, and the battery is in perfect shape.
The delta values of the battery modules is really low, and nearly constant both at high and low SOC levels.




A new dress

 Hybrid Assistant has a new icon, a minimal design inspired by the old one.

But not only that: Hybrid Reporter is now integrated into the main app and is accessible from the settings menu.

You can open it only when the car is stopped, for obvious safety reasons.


8 years of battery usage

My Yaris is approaching its 8th birthday and has just passed the 80.000 km mark.

In the last 4 years she has lost her internal garage parking place to her bigger sister Auris, so she also has passed 4 winters and 4 summers under the stars, with no particular care so it's time for an HV check.

Here is a full discharge/recharge cycle chart from Hybrid Reporter:
All blocks discharge uniformly, none of them behave significantly different from the others.

We have further confirm from the Delta chart, where we see that voltage difference is always well under 0.2V, and just above 0.1 at the lower SOC levels.
According to this article, battery is still at near full capacity.

These charts suggest little Yaris has many more years of travel in front of her wheels.


OBDLink 4.7.1 firmware update

Some users have reported issues with the latest firmware update of the OBDLink adapter.
Please do not update until further testing.



Hybrid Assistant has always been a free product.
From time to time, we received inquiries from people who were asking if they can contribute to its development somehow.
We always refused to charge any money for it.
Now this has changed: if you, as a satisfied Hybrid Assistant user, think this app has contributed somewhat to improve your driving and reduce your emissions, think about making a donation, the amount you think it's worth, to an hospital of your own choosing.
Thank you.
The Hybrid Assistant Development Team