Your Car and Smartphone, Connected
Just plug the Automatic Link into your car's data (OBD-II) port. Your car and smartphone will automatically connect whenever you drive, wirelessly.
This is the Automatic Link
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).
Easy Install, No Tools Required
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+).
Drive Smarter, Save Big
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.)
Android-Exclusive Do-Not-Disturb Feature
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.
Automatic Contacts Help in a Crash
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.)
Keep Your Engine Healthy
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.
Never Forget Where You Parked
Automatic always remembers where you parked, so you don't have to.
No Manual Check-In Required
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.
This Is Just The Beginning
Automatic is an investment in your car that improves over time.
Free App Updates
The Automatic app receives regular updates with new features and refinements.
Over-the-Air Firmware Updates
The software inside the Link also updates itself automatically over time.