Start-up company Automatic has this week released its Automatic SDK to developers enabling them transforming your car into an app platform connecting their devices to your vehicle.
The Automatic service uses an adapter that plugs into the standard diagnostics port that is available to access from most cars. The Automatic companion application pairs with the adapter and displays useful information about your car and driving habits.
The Automatic gallery is already full of applications for your car and is available to view via the Automatic website. Apps are available to load on both iOS and Android devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above. The company explains more :
“Whether your car is brand new or decades old, it has data hidden inside it about your mileage, gas usage, performance, and even its engine health. The Automatic car adapter plugs into just about any car’s standard diagnostics (OBD-II) port. It unlocks the data in your car’s on-board computer and connects it to your phone via Bluetooth wireless.
When you drive, the app wirelessly pairs with the adapter via Bluetooth and securely stores each trip in the cloud. The app offers features every driver should have like engine diagnostics, parked car locator, and emergency crash response. All without opening the app.”
For more information on the Automatic SDK jump over to the official site via the link below.