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Dash now available for Android

Dash – the hardware/smartphone application combo – has just announced that it is now available for Android.  The app brings a host of features, but also has the benefit of not needing one particular hardware device to pair with.

The product includes a combination of a hardware device and smartphone application which offers real-time feedback on your driving, trip logs, vehicle diagnostics, locational services and some social features, but goes one bit further with an “in transit” mode in an attempt to make you a better driver. By sending alerts when you, for example, brake a bit too hard or too far, Dash can help to give you pointers to clean up some possibly bad habits. Rather than being the annoying app that tells you all about yourself, Dash makes it socially competitive. A “Drive score” pits you against friends, or other nearby drivers, to see who’s the best driver around. 

Dash OBD options

Like several of the “connected car” products on the market, Dash’s hardware involves an OBD device, which can be bought from Dash, although the Dash software will also work with any Bluetooth-enabled OBD device, if you already have one.  Alternatively, Dash points out two generic devices found on Amazon for $10 and up, or a premium OBD LINK LX at $69. The premium hardware device, apparently, offering a better build quality, power management capabilities, and connection reliability, among other things.

Current CEO and founder of Dash, Jamyn Edis, says that all this is just the beginning, too. The company is working on a bevy of other features, including targeted promotions that are based on your driving, location and other non-personally identifiable features, an iOS application, and partnerships around its developer API which would see Dash able to communicate with other smart devices, like those which Edis calls “trigger services” or other smart home platforms.

 

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