Automatic Link Connects Your iPhone To Your Car For Diagnosis, Trip Information & More


The Automatic Link is a new iPhone accessory that’s been built to provide you with all of the important information you’ll ever need to know about your vehicle. It plugs into your car’s on-board diagnosis port, then transmits all sorts of data to an accompanying app on your iPhone.

Not only will Automatic Link help you identify why your “check engine” light is on, but it’ll also give you all kinds of data about the journeys you make, it’ll help you remember where you parked your car, and it’ll help you change your driving style to save gas.

Screen Shot 2013-03-12 at 14.34.53With Automatic Link, you can access a trip report for every journey you take. It’ll provide you with a map that shows exactly where your car went, how much gas was used, and how many miles per gallon you got. It’ll even tell you how much the journey cost you.

And if you’re using too much gas, Automatic Link can help you change your driving style to conserve fuel. It can alert you when you accelerate too fast or brake too hard, and when you drive above 70 miles per hour, all of which can cause your car to burn fuel faster.

“Making small changes in driving behavior can lead to big savings in gas,” Automatic co-founder and CEO Thejo Kote told AllThingsD. “We’re trying to improve the car ownership experience without upgrading the car.”

Using Automatic Link is simple — regardless of your experience with mechanics. Simply plug it into your car’s OBD port, enter a PIN number on the iPhone app, and you’re good to go.

The device costs $69.95 and it’s available to pre-order today, with shipping set to begin in May. Automatic Link will also be coming to Android this fall.

  • DerekStein

    What’s the data consumption like with this app?

    Driving an older car, this would be incredible useful for me.

  • RockyCarr

    Is that some kind of weird, foot-long iPhone you’ve got in that photo? How tall is that thing??

  • automatic

    What’s the data consumption like with this app?

    Driving an older car, this would be incredible useful for me.

    Very little, about 5MB per month. That’s about the size of 3 photos.

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