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► Requires the Automatic Link accessory, which plugs into your car's data port. $99.95
Automatic is your Smart Driving Assistant. It wirelessly connects your car and your iPhone using Bluetooth® Low Energy.
With Automatic, you can:
● Drive smarter and save big on gas.
● Get feedback on your driving style with subtle audio cues when you do things that waste gas.
● Know what that check engine light means and clear it with a tap.
● Track your trips and drive score.
● Always remember where you parked.
● Get emergency assistance in a serious crash
Works with iPhone 4s, 5, 5s, and 5s in gasoline cars sold in the U.S. since 1996. For a complete list of supported cars visit automatic.com/cars
Disclaimer: Automatic uses GPS to map the route of your trips. It's used sparingly, but continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 1.5.1
Fix for trip data being uploaded late.
And lots of great stuff from 1.5:
• Share interesting trips on Facebook and Twitter
• Encouraging notifications for a great drive score and exceptional trips
• Button to rename trip locations is easier to tap
• Improved robustness of Crash Alert
• Fixed bugs that would cause some trips to not appear in the timeline
• Fixed a bug that could cause incorrect error codes to show up on the check engine screen
Great concept, awful execution
I really buy into the premise: drive better, be fuel efficient. But this has loads of problems and ultimately makes my driving more stressful.
Last week after using this about 10 weeks was my first perfect week. But not for a lack of trying. The sensor dings me for accelerations that are not sudden (it's very unforgiving for standard transmissions), dings me for breaking that is not hard, and dings me for driving 69 mph (somehow the sensor thinks 69 > 70). I have a digital display telling me how fast I am, so either my car is lying to me or the device is dead wrong.
The fuel efficiency is wrong. Sometimes it eats trips. It's maddening.
They don't allow a data export, yet they blog about all this interesting information amassed from the user base. Give me my data, please.
I'd really like to see huge improvements to their algorithms used to determine 'bad driving', data export, and even things to help me shift better (wouldn't that be cool and fuel efficient???).
Ultimately, I've decided to put this device away and *maybe* pull it back out when some HUGE improvements have been made--if I don't sell the sensor first.
Setup required multiple attempts, very cool concept
Set both cars up a couple of days ago. Both cars needed multiple attempts, it seems like there were Bluetooth communication issues that could have been on Apple's end (iOS 7.1 has been released since.) These were purchased to help monitor my and my wife's driving habits, and also to be able to check engine codes when something needs attention. So far so good, I would recommend to the tech savvy user. To be able to have a connection to your car's computer is super cool. I hope they keep adding features and releasing updates.
I tried this for about 6-8 weeks. Very limited functionality (essentially only gas Milage, which my vehicle tracks anyways), and most of all: the app had to be running ALL THE TIME for anything to work. The connector is essentially non functional without the app running. Consequently you track NOTHING if your partner drives the car or if you forget to start the app, because you are only doing a short trip.
Why could the connector, which has memory and power not be more intelligent and track data all the time.
I returned the device.