The Automatic Link talks to your car's onboard computer and uses your smartphone's GPS and data plan to upgrade your car's capabilities. It works with just about any car sold in the United States since 1996. The Automatic Link plugs into the same port your mechanic uses when you take your car in for service. It's easily accessible near the steering wheel. Using Bluetooth 4.0 technology and sophisticated energy-saving algorithms, the Automatic Link minimizes your phone's battery consumption.
Automatic learns about your driving style and gives you subtle audio cues when you do things that waste gas, like:
● Rough Braking: Braking abruptly decreases fuel efficiency and dramatically increases wear-and-tear on your car’s brake pads.
● Speeding: Speeding doesn't save as much time as you might think, but driving 10 MPH over the speed limit reduces fuel efficiency by 12-15%.
● Rapid Acceleration: Stepping hard on the gas pedal decreases fuel efficiency and wastes money.
Automatic scores your driving every week to help you improve. A high score could save you hundreds on gas every year.
The Automatic app displays detailed info about your week, like how much you drive and where. See the actual MPGs for all your trips, even for older cars that don't display fuel efficiency on the dashboard. Automatic also detects fill-ups and even tracks local gas prices to show you how much you're spending.
Crash Alert (BETA)
The Automatic Link includes a built-in accelerometer that can detect many types of crashes. Automatic uses your phone's data connection to immediately report the crash to 911 with your name, location, and vehicle description. Once help responds, Automatic can send a text message to your loved ones to let them know what happened, where you are, and that help is on the way.
When the 'check engine' light comes on, Automatic alerts you right away with a push notification. It then retrieves the Engine Trouble Codes – which help mechanics diagnose the problem – from your car's onboard computer.
Automatic shows you what those Engine Trouble Codes mean and in many cases offers possible solutions. For simple problems, you can even clear the light yourself, and save a trip to the shop. For more complicated issues, Automatic shows you well-reviewed mechanics nearby. Call them or get directions with a tap.
Never Forget Where You Parked
Automatic always remembers where you parked, so you don't have to. Drivers of the same car can grant each other access to its parked location for seamless car sharing.