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The Automatic adapter plugs into just about any car to unlock the data hidden in your car’s onboard computer. The free mobile app (for iPhone and Android phones) pairs with the adapter via Bluetooth to diagnose engine problems, display trip logs and mileage, and even call for help in a crash.
This product is intended for the U.S. only.
Drive for work? Automatic tracks your mileage effortlessly and accurately so you can expense it with popular services like Concur, Expensify, Xero, and others.
Want to dig into your car’s performance stats? Third party apps like Harry’s Lap Timer and DashCommand display detailed data streamed from the Automatic car adapter.
With Automatic, your car is connected to the rest of your digital life. Want your Nest thermostat to set your house to the right temperature just in time for your arrival? The Automatic App Gallery features an app that does just that.
The Automatic car adapter easily plugs into just about any car’s diagnostic (OBD-II) port located under the dash and unlocks the data from the onboard computer. No tools required.
Describe your product in 3 words.
Your Car, Connected
Where did you get the inspiration for your product?
With so many household products becoming connected, we asked ourselves "why not our cars"? We knew that if our cars could talk to the internet, they could do all sorts of useful things, from remembering where we parked, to reminding us when it's time for service.
What differentiates your product from similar products out there?
Automatic is the only way to connect just about any car on the road to a world of useful apps. And because the whole system is upgradeable over the air, you can expect new features and apps over time, making your car even more useful.
Tell us about the best and most challenging parts of the creation process.
Designing for something as ubiquitous as the car is very challenging. Everyone drives, but we all do it differently depending on our lifestyle. Commuters, parents, and small business owners all have different needs, which is why we created the Automatic App Gallery, where every kind of driver can find useful apps that connect to their car.