If you spend any time at all behind the wheel of a car, then you really should consider picking up Automatic—a “Smart Driving Assistant that can save you money on gas, remember where you parked & call for aid in a crash.”
A small wireless adapter plugs into your car’s diagnostic port and relays information to your phone. One of the features that really caught my eye is the ability to decode, assess, and clear common notifications like the check engine light. Check out the quick overview of Automatic included in the video below.
Sadly, I must wait until this gadget supports vehicles like my diesel Volkswagen. Though, their social media gurus were nice enough to Tweet that support is coming in the future.
Michael has more than 20 years of experience utilizing Web and new media in higher education, nonprofit, and business sectors. Among his many accomplishments, he founded a Web and new media consulting company—VanPutten Interactive—to serve clients specializing in public works, social work, higher education, documentary film, and professional development. In his current role at Bronson Healthcare, he provides leadership for digital marketing, communications, and innovative utilization of new media. Michael has a master’s degree in educational technology from Western Michigan University.