Automatic has announced the release of a second-generation Automatic Adapter, allowing third-party “Bluetooth streaming” apps to show data from the car’s computer in real-time. The new Automatic Adapter also offers built-in GPS, Made for iPhone (MFi) certfication, and an improved connector to its existing feature set.
Like the original Automatic Adapter, the new version plugs into a car’s OBD-II port to provide information on distance traveled, gas used, time spent in the car, and more. It also provides information on what’s wrong with a car via engine alerts and offers driving tips like easing off the brakes or the gas pedal.
The new Automatic OBD-II adapter protects all wireless data using 128-bit AES encryption. Each adapter has a unique key to prevent unauthorized access to the vehicle’s systems.
Along with the new Adapter, Automatic also announced an SDK and an App Gallery, which houses third party apps to take advantage of the data that Automatic supplies. There are more than a dozen apps that already offer Automatic integration including Nest, Yo, YourMechanic, RescueTime and Pebble.
With Automatic’s SDK, additional apps may include data from the Automatic Adapter in the future. The SDK offers access to information like mileage, routes, driving events, real-time speed, RPM, and more.
The Automatic Adapter can be purchased from the Automatic website for $99.95.
The Automatic iOS app is compatible with iPhone 5 & newer (iOS 7 & above). The Android app requires Android 4.0 or above (some BLU features are not supported).