Just plug the Automatic Link into your car’s data (OBD-II) port. Your car and smartphone will automatically connect whenever you drive, wirelessly.
This is the Automatic Link
The Link talks to your car’s onboard computer and uses your smartphone’s GPS and data plan to upgrade your car’s capabilities.
Automatic works only in the United States with just about any gasoline engine car sold in the U.S. since 1996. You can check if yours is compatible before purchasing at http://www.automatic.com/cars. It does not work with diesel, natural gas, or electric cars. Automatic requires iPhone 4s, 5, 5c, 5s or Android 4.0+.
Easy Install, No Tools Required
The Automatic Link plugs into the same port your mechanic uses when you take your car in for service (OBD-II port). It’s easily accessible near the steering wheel.
Using Bluetooth technology and sophisticated energy-saving algorithms, Automatic minimizes your phone’s battery consumption. (iPhone uses BT 4.0, Android uses BT 2.1+).
Automatic helps you make small changes in your driving habits that can lead to huge savings on gas over time.
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 – Highway speeding may not save you much time, 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 shows how you’re doing on every trip.
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. (Feature not supported in some car models.)