Automatic Smart Driving AssistantEditor: Adam Zeis
The Automatic Smart Driving Assistant is a small Bluetooth dongle that connects to the OBD (on-board diagnostics) port of your car and relays driving information back to a companion iPhone or Android application. Using the Automatic Link, users can track distance traveled, MPG, fuel cost, and more. The app provides a weekly score based on your driving, deducting points for "bad habits" like rapid acceleration, hard braking and excess speed. Automatic also allows users to view and clear engine error codes for things like check engine or other issues. If a severe code exists, users can locate and contact a mechanic directly from the app. A built-in crash alert feature can be enabled that will alert authorities and loved ones should the vehicle be involved in an accident.
Automatic is compatible with iPhone and Android devices and retails for $99.