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Killer app for your car

Photograph of a Prius driver customizing his car.

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.

// Featured photo courtesy Saero / Flickr. Some rights reserved.

(via Joe Mainwaring)