Release 0.1.0

November 1, 2019

The APPSTACLE project members and Eclipse Kuksa developers released Eclipse Kuksa 0.1.0 officially on 30.09.2019.

Paderborn Kuksa Release 0.1.0

Within this release you can find the following:


In-Vehicle software runs on a target device such as the Raspberry Pi.

  • agl-kuksa - Scripts to automate the AGL build system with the meta-kuksa layers.
  • kuksa-hawkbit - Barebone API for connecting to Eclipse Hawkbit. The kuksa-appmanager (see below) should though be the prior choice to interact with Eclipse HawkBit.
  • w3c-visserver-api - W3C Vehicle Information Specification API.
  • elm327-visdatafeeder - ELM 327 app that reads OBDII data from the vehicle and feeds data to the w3c-visserver.
  • direct-access-api - Enables sending CAN messages from the cloud to a vehicle using web sockets.
  • kuksa-appmanager - Hawkbit appmanager which deploys in-vehicle apps as docker containers and more.
  • app-ids - A proof-of-concept implementation of a modular Intrusion Detection System (IDS), whose architecture enables a distributed deployment of modules.
  • FOTA-raspberrypi - The FOTA scripts are used by the kuksa-appmanager to flash firmware images to the Raspberry Pi.
  • netIDS - A network intrusion detection implementation that scans a CAN bus and tries to detect anomalies.
  • datalogger-http - Example app that sends data from the vehicle to an Eclipse Hono instance with http.
  • datalogger-mqtt - Example app that sends data from the vehicle to an Eclipse Hono instance with mqtt.
  • remoteAccess - Example app that subscribes to control topic with Hono and receives commands sent.
  • email-notifier - Example app that talks to an email-server and sends e-mails to the configured email address. Used at the moment only for internal demos.


The Eclipse Kuksa Cloud forms the counterpart to the in-Vehicle projects. For the Eclipse Kuksa 0.1.0 release, deployment scripts and an Appstore are provided.

  • Deployment scripts - to setup an Eclipse Kuksa Kubernetes cloud cluster (
  • Appstore - The Eclipse Kuksa Appstore’s initial version provides rudimental functionalities to provide communication between a target device, the cloud, and target owners (users) as well as administrative persons via a Web-GUI (
  • Malfunction Indicator Light - This example service sends telemetry data to the Kuksa cloud backend in order to check for a possible malfunction of the car. On the occurrence of a malfunction, the driver gets notified by email including the next workshop-garage to get the car repaired.
  • HonoInfluxDBConnector - A Spring-Boot application that connects to an Eclipse Hono instance with a running InfluxDB database so that messages received by Hono can be stored in the InfluxDB. This is especially useful to easily create a visualization of some measurements eg with Grafana.

Eclipse Kuksa Cloud software will further be provided as binary artifacts at the Eclipse Kuksa Download Page.


Eclipse Kuksa application projects are subdivided into cloud and in-vehicle applications. In-Vehicle (docker) apps can be published to the Eclipse Kuksa App-Store and Eclipse HawkBit using the app-publisher project ( For the Eclipse Kuksa 0.1.0 release, the following in-vehicle applications are available:

  • kuksa-cloud-dashboard - Connects to the w3c-visserver service via Websocket. Reads the RPM, Speed, Fuel status and also custom DTC from the w3c-visserver to sends this information as telemetry data to the Hono MQTT adapter.
  • kuksa-cloud-mechanic - Connects to the w3c-visserver service via Websocket and communicates with the Eclipse Hono MQTT adapter. Consequently, commands can be sent to a vehicle remotely.
  • kuksa-traccar-client - Sends location (GPS) data to the Traccar GPS tracking suite (


This project contains documentation and implementation to setup an Eclipse Che Kuksa instance, which eases the development of Kuksa In-Vehicle applications as well as Kuksa Cloud services. With the Eclipse Kuksa 0.1.0 release, only Che_v6.10 is supported ( Future releases will contain Eclipse Theia extensions, which are compliant to Eclipse Che 7 and support Kuksa in-vehicle application build processes, application registrations and transmissions to the Eclipse Kuksa Appstore and the Eclipse Kuksa Cloud.


Since this is the initial Eclipse Kuksa release, there are no incompatibilities with previous versions.

Target Environments:

  • Provided scripts to build AGL images are based on AGL Funky Flounder 6.0.1
  • Images are currently supported on ARM platforms Raspberry Pi3 and Raspberry Compute Module 3 (Lite)
  • Cloud deployment scripts require Kubernetes