Thibault Poncelet

Thibault Poncelet

Owner & Co-founder of Spin42

Software engineer and entrepreneur, I have been involved in several startups during the past years. I have co-founded Spin42 with Loïc Vigneron and Marc Lainez in 2013. Together we have provided agile software consultancy, co-founded Commuty Smart Parking and corporate mobility and I’m member of the board. Later we launched Ibanity, an Open Banking aggregator written mainly in Elixir and sold to Isabel Group in 2017. At Isabel Group I’ve been head of product for Open Banking. Leading the Ibanity and Ponto teams. Together with Marc Lainez and Loïc Vigneron, we are now investigating how to create a more open environment in the automotive sector.

Retrofitting a Car and Running it with Elixir

Extending a cars’ lifespan is not an easy feat. We need to ask ourselves what makes people enjoy a car today and what technology it should include. This talk shares the current state of our journey in retrofitting a car and building a new and open vehicle control system (OVCS), redesigning the engine controller and infotainment systems with off the shelve components running with Elixir.

We will explain how we reverse-engineered the proprietary CAN bus messages from the car, how we created our own raspberry pi CAN bus hats and how we used nerves to create firmware for the new electric engine controller and infotainment systems.