In our final installment of the Automate your car from the 90’s series, we’ll wrap up here with a really neat tool that hooks into any car 1996 and on, and works with both Android and iPhone! Finally a middle ground!
So there is this little device called Automatic. Creative, I know, but what it does is pretty incredible. It’s a car adapter that plugs into the diagnosis port that’s located in all cars that were made 1196 and on. So when your car has a check engine light, it automatically diagnosis it for you and gives you more than enough information about what exactly is going on in your car. Also giving you directions to the nearest mechanic to help you resolve the issue. Of course if you’re a DIY kinda person, you’re more than welcome to take a whack at it yourself.
But it’s not just a glorified code reader, it also tracks your mileage and driving habits to help you get the most out of your car and gas tank. When you start getting low on fuel, it helps direct you to the nearest gas station so you don’t get stranded. Parked your car somewhere in oblivion that is that is the Wal-Mart parking lot? This device helps you find it again no problem!
But what I feel is one of the coolest features of this device is crash detection. If you’re in a crash, an agent at automatic contacts you to see if you’re ok and will contact local authorities to help you. Even if you can’t respond you can still get help. Also, the service is completely free!
Like I said earlier, it doesn’t matter if you have an iPhone or an Android device, it works seamlessly with both of them! Even works on smartwatches too! So now you know just how to automate your old car from the 90’s and breathe some new life into it! Hopefully you’ve enjoyed this series as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it. Have a great day everyone!