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Just plug the Automatic Link into your car's data (OBD-II) port. Your car and smartphone will automatically connect whenever you drive, wirelessly.
The Link talks to your car's onboard computer and uses your smartphone's GPS and data plan to upgrade your car's capabilities.
Automatic works only in the United States with just about any gasoline engine car sold in the U.S. since 1996. It does not work with diesel, natural gas, or electric cars. Automatic requires iPhone 4s, 5, 5c, 5s or Android 4.0+. You can check if yours is compatible before purchasing at http://www.automatic.com/cars (please copy and paste this link into a new browser window).
The Automatic Link plugs into the same port your mechanic uses when you take your car in for service (OBD-II port). It's easily accessible near the steering wheel.
Using Bluetooth technology and sophisticated energy-saving algorithms, Automatic minimizes your phone's battery consumption. (iPhone uses BT 4.0, Android uses BT 2.1+).
Automatic helps you make small changes in your driving habits that can lead to huge savings on gas over time.
Automatic learns about your driving style and gives you subtle audio cues when you do things that waste gas, like:
- Rough Braking - Braking abruptly decreases fuel efficiency and dramatically increases wear-and-tear on your car's brake pads.
- Speeding - Highway speeding may not save you much time, but driving 10 MPH over the speed limit reduces fuel efficiency by 12-15%.
- Rapid Acceleration - Stepping hard on the gas pedal decreases fuel efficiency and wastes money.
Automatic shows how you're doing on every trip.
Automatic scores your driving every week to help you improve. A high score could save you hundreds on gas every year.
The Automatic app displays detailed info about your week, like how much you drive and where.
See the actual MPGs for all your trips, even for older cars that don't display fuel efficiency on the dashboard.
Automatic also detects fill-ups and even tracks local gas prices to show you how much you're spending. (Feature not supported in some car models.)
Automatic on Android can also help you stay focused on the road by silencing your phone when you drive, and automatically sending a text message to incoming phone callers notifying them that you are driving.
Crash Alert can detect a collision and notify local authorities with your location, even if you can't.
Automatic can detect many types of serious crashes using the Link's built-in accelerometer and automatically report it to local authorities using your iPhone and Android's data connection.
Automatic can also send a text message to your loved ones to let them know emergency dispatchers are being contacted.
(Crash Alert only works in the US. In a crash, it requires an adequate location (GPS) signal, connection to the Link, and cellular data connection. It cannot contact local authorities or emergency contacts if your Link, iPhone or Android is damaged or disconnected by the crash. The reliability of local emergency services can vary. Automatic cannot guarantee local emergency services will respond to a Crash Alert.)
Automatic connects to your car's onboard computer to decipher that little 'check engine' light and explain exactly what's wrong.
When the 'check engine' light comes on, Automatic alerts you right away with a push notification. It then retrieves the Engine Trouble Codes - which help mechanics diagnose the problem - from your car's onboard computer.
Automatic shows you what those Engine Trouble Codes mean and in many cases offers possible solutions. For simple problems, you can even clear the light yourself, and save a trip to the shop.
For more complicated issues, Automatic shows you well-reviewed mechanics nearby. Call them or get directions with a tap.
Automatic always remembers where you parked, so you don't have to.
Because Automatic connects to your car when you drive, it always knows where you parked.
Drivers of the same car can grant each other access to its parked location for seamless car sharing.
Automatic is an investment in your car that improves over time.
The Automatic app receives regular updates with new features and refinements.
The software inside the Link also updates itself automatically over time.
I'll keep it just because I don't like returning things that are not broken, but I won't buy another one.
You can move the device from one car to the other and it will know which car it is in and provide data for that car.
In the car it keeps my hard braking and speeding in check, better gas mileage and safer driving - win win.
The device itself is a 5, but the I cannot give it a 5 yet as the app for Android, an obviously necessary part of the duo, does not have all the features the iOS app does yet. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Kyle Reece Lewellen
Totally useless. Very bad app that never show any useful information. Very disappointing.Published 6 days ago by Rodrigo Possemolina
It still has some issues. Not all portions of the product work perfectly. The end point at times is confused (because I'm using two on two different vehicles) and the maps aren't... Read morePublished 6 days ago by mesco
I really like this device, for not only has it helped me be more aware of my breaking habits and my accelerating. Its help me save gas and money over all. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Carlos Alonso
The device and the service are just not ready yet. There is only the most bare-bones information provided, and nothing to keep me coming back for more. Read morePublished 13 days ago by C. B. Peel
Just like you don't need to buy a newer car to have majority of the features. (the actual useful ones anyways) You also don't need to spend $99. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Johnathan K.
It works sometimes. But it loses the connection with my iPhone quite often. This might be due to the fact that I have a GPS with bluetooth and I wear a Pebble Smartwatch with... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Jerry Wang
Easy to install. Love the parking feature, It truly has made me more aware of my driving and also has allowed me to have more efficient operation of the car.Published 16 days ago by Craig Wilhelm
I don't write reviews that much but this one definitely deserves a good feedback. I bought this few weeks ago for my 2014 Mazda CX-5. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Ron