This app works with 1st or 2nd generation Automatic adapters. It is also the app for people who received Automatic from USAA or Liberty Mutual.
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Automatic turns just about any car into a connected car. Save hundreds on gas, repairs, and even tickets.
• Learn fuel-saving driving habits to save hundreds per year
• See what that check engine light means without a trip to the mechanic
• Track your car's fuel level and set custom low-fuel warnings
• Never forget where you parked
• Get free emergency help in a crash
Note: Automatic uses GPS running in the background while driving. This can dramatically decrease your phone's battery life.
Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Not optimized for manual cars it seems
I've found short trips to be inaccurate with the roads I travel.
I've also found that the hard braking and hard acceleration is questionable in accuracy. I drive a manual 6 speed BRZ and it registers hard gas/break at every light. Maybe it's due to the shifts or downshifts. Not 100% sure.
When I run DashCommand I can see that the car is running around 40% during acceleration and then I hear Automatic do the 'chirp' lol
Last suggestion would be more driving stats in the app... I find myself still using Fuely to track my MPG... Plus you can compare your car against others :)
Weekly competitions would be great! Who's the best driver in each model/year car!
Great for diagnostics, but I don't use it for much else
I originally got this as a present and loved it for the parking tracker, the mpg assist, and other functions. Since then, I have lost interest in all functions except for the diagnostics reader. I have had a couple problems with my Mini Cooper 2008 and my wife's Subaru, and both times we just plugged the Automatic into the computer and were able to diagnose and fix the problems really quickly! I can reset the system right from my phone, and it isn't another tool I have to store. I have to say I really do love it for that purpose. Aside from that function though, I honestly don't use it much anymore.
Broken since early October
Update: the app stopped working for me on October 3rd 2016, no trips have been recorded since then. Moved the adaptor today to a new iPhone 7+ and reconnected the app to the same Automatic device. It shows that downloaded new firmware to the device today. The app says I'm "Driving" when I'm driving, and when done it shows that it's finalizing the details for the trip just completed...but the new trip data never shows up.
Previous review from: June 2015, 3 stars at that time
I'm a new user with a Gen2 dongle, it generally seems to work, but I had to log out of the app and back in again to get it to connect after it automatically installed a firmware update. So far it seems to have missed a few short trips even though I was in the car and the app was running. Also, my iPhone keeps reminding me that the app is using GPS when the app is not running and I'm not driving...both annoying and detrimental to iPhone battery life that the app doesn't allow you to choose to use Location Services only when the app is running.
Deducting two stars for that, please update!
- Automatic Labs, Inc.
- 30.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Automatic Labs, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.