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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Automatic - New iOS Driving Assistant

There is an iOS app called Automatic that just launched.  If something like this had been available when my kids were teens, it would have weighted my decision to buy Apple vs Android.  Automatic uses hardware (Link) to attach to your car's OBD-II port, which is available in most cars built since 1996.  It will translate onboard diagnostic information to monitor your driving habits; including, when you are driving on your brakes or riding your gas pedal. Should your Check Engine light up, it will give you a "best guess" as to cause.  If the cause is something fixable by you, it will help you turn that light back off.  Really, what more could a parent with a teenager(s) want.  The app is bound to be so much less a backseat driver than any parent.  Cost is reasonable at $99.95 and is available at Apple's online store - today.  Will it work with your vehicle - check it out at automatic.com/cars.

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