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Connecting to an OTTO 750/1500

OTTO self-driving vehicles (SDV) can be interfaced with on an individual basis using a computer and network cable.

Step 1 - Connect Network Cable

The Ethernet port is located in the attachment interface on top of the vehicle.

See the Hardware Library and review the Components Overview in the operation and maintenance manual for your particular vehicle model.

  1. Using a network cable, connect your computer to the vehicle.

Step 2 - Set Computer Network Address

In order to connect a computer to an OTTO self-driving vehicle, the computer must have the following configurations:

  • Network Address:
  • Netmask:

The steps below outline how to do this on Linux and Windows 10 - for other operating systems, refer to the relevant documentation.

Note that these steps will only need to be performed once per computer.


  1. From the system tray, click the Network Manager icon and select Edit Connections. The Network Connections screen is displayed.
  2. Click Add. The Choose a Connection Type dialog box is displayed.
  3. Select Ethernet from the drop-down menu and click Create.
  4. Click the IPv4 Settings tab and do the following:

    1. Enter a distinctive name for the network in the Connection name field.
    2. From the Method drop-down list, select Manual.
    3. Click Add and in the new line added under Addresses, use the above network address and netmask.
    4. Click Save.

  5. Select the newly created network connection by clicking the Network Manager icon.

  6. Open a Terminal window and confirm the IP is set correctly by entering the following command:

  7. In the data that is returned, the inet addr should match the address entered in Step 4c above.

    Linux ifconfig

Windows 10

  1. In the bottom-right corner of the screen, right-click the Network icon and click Open Network & Internet Settings.
  2. Click Change adapter options.
  3. Right-click Ethernet and click Properties.
  4. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.

    Windows 10 TCP/IPv4 Properties
  5. In the IP address field, use the above network address and netmask.
  6. Click OK > OK.
  7. Open a Command window and enter the following command:

  8. In the data that is returned, the IPv4 Address should match the address entered in Step 5 above.

    Windows 10 ipconfig

Step 3 - Ping the OTTO SDV

  1. Confirm that you can ping the OTTO SDV to configure from the terminal window in Linux or the command prompt in Windows by entering the following command:


    The IP address entry depends on the vehicle model.

    You should receive a response similar to the following:

    OTTO SDV Ping Result

    Some older OTTO 1500 SDV models use a different IP address. If you're attempting to connect to an OTTO 1500 SDV and didn't receive a ping response using the above IP address, change your computer's static IP address to and attempt pinging

    If you're still unable to ping the OTTO 1500 SDV, contact OTTO Motors Support.

    • If you are configuring a single OTTO SDV that will not be added to a fleet using the OTTO Fleet Manager software, you can now Connect the Vehicle to Your Network.
    • If you are configuring an OTTO SDV that will be added to a fleet using the OTTO Fleet Manager software, the OTTO SDV must be on the same software version as the OTTO Fleet Manager.

      This task must be performed by a qualified technician. Instructions for qualified technicians are here: Installing Vehicle Software. Once the correct software version is loaded onto the OTTO SDV, you can Connect the Vehicle to Your Network.