Integrating the Automatic Link connector, the Automatic app, and your iPhone GPS and data plan, Automatic: Your Smart Driving Assistant wirelessly transmits information from your car's onboard computer to your iPhone—helping to save gas and keep you aware of any engine problems. Just plug the Automatic Link accessory into your car's standard data port (OBD-II port available on all cars since 1996) and your car and iPhone will automatically connect via Bluetooth whenever you drive.
Drive smarter, save big
Learn how to make small changes in your driving habits that can lead to huge savings on gas over time. Automatic observes your driving style and gives you subtle audio cues when you do things that waste gas like hard braking, rapid accelerating, and speeding over 70 miles per hour.
Automatic tracks every trip you take, showing distance and miles per gallon—even for older cars that don't have a fuel-efficiency display.
Keep your engine healthy
With Automatic Link connected to your car's onboard computer, you can find out exactly what's wrong when that little "check engine" alert lights up.
Never forget where you parked
Automatic always remembers where you parked, so you don't have to.
If you're ever in a severe crash, Automatic can detect it and electronically notify local authorities—in case you can’t.*
Automatic works in most cars manufactured since 1996. Go here to check the compatibility of your car.
- Automatically connect to your car with your iPhone whenever you drive
- See every trip you take in a timeline and learn about your driving habits
- Driving tips help you save hundreds on gas every year
- Find out exactly what your car's "check engine" light means
- Tell your iPhone where your car is parked after every trip
- Share your car's parked location with friends and family
- Free Automatic app for your iPhone
- In a severe crash, can contact emergency services with your location
Did you notice?Plugs into the standard data port in your car and transmits information wirelessly to your iPhone.
Apple Recommends ForDriver smarter, save gas, and better understand your car's functioning with Automatic Link and the app on your iPhone.
What's in the Box?
- Automatic "Link" accessory
- Automatic sticker
- Quick start guide
- Other Features: Bluetooth
- Mfr. Part Number: PN: AUT-LINK1-N
- UPC or EAN No.: 850018005005
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- *Crash Alert only works in the U.S. In a crash, it requires an adequate location (GPS) signal, connection to the Link, and cellular data connection. It cannot contact local authorities or emergency contacts if your Link or iPhone is damaged or disconnected by the crash. The reliability of local emergency services can vary. Automatic cannot guarantee local emergency services will respond to a Crash Alert.
► Requires the Automatic Link accessory, which plugs into your car's data port. $99.95
Automatic is your Smart Driving Assistant. It wirelessly connects your car and your iPhone using Bluetooth® Low Energy.
With Automatic, you can:
● Drive smarter and save big on gas.
● Get feedback on your driving style with subtle audio cues when you do things that waste gas.
● Know what that check engine light means and clear it with a tap.
● Track your trips and drive score.
● Always remember where you parked.
● Get emergency assistance in a serious crash
Works with iPhone 4s, 5, 5s, and 5s in gasoline cars sold in the U.S. since 1996. For a complete list of supported cars visit automatic.com/cars
Disclaimer: Automatic uses GPS to map the route of your trips. It's used sparingly, but continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. …
Ratings & Reviews
I think this is a great product....when it works. The problem I keep having is the Link and the App do not sync unless I manually I think this is a great product....when it works. The problem I keep having is the Link and the App do not sync unless I manually go into the app after I stop my trip. I leave the app going in the background, and I can tell that the Link is working fine whenever I break too hard or speed up to quickly. I think after a few more updates, it will be a great product. …
- Written by Joshua S from Cookeville
221 of 238 people found this useful
Great idea, with room for improvements
This is a great idea and there is a lot of potential here however the product is not quite 'there' yet.
The install process for This is a great idea and there is a lot of potential here however the product is not quite 'there' yet.
The install process for me was a bit kludgy and I had to re-insert the device to my car OBD II port a few times before it could be recognized by the app. Then, it still would not work right until I restarted my iPhone. Further, in the app, there is supposed to be a crash report feature where you can set it up to notify someone of your choosing in case of an accident, however that feature is no where to be found within the app!
This app will read any fault codes output by your vehicle and tell you what is wrong. It will also let you turn off the 'check engine' light. I have not had any car trouble yet so I haven't had a chance to try this aspect of the device and app.
One feature that is very clearly missing from the app however is the ability to use it as a standard OBD II terminal for advanced programming of vehicle options. My Toyota Prius for example, allows one to program disabling of reverse beeping by entering in some coding when connected to the OBD II port using a text terminal. But, Automatic doesn't allow for this functionality.
I believe this platform has a lot of potential for improvement and am excited to see that they (and third party developers) are able to accomplish with it in the future. I would like display of more real time engine information like RPM, temperature, etc. As it is now, the app is basically meant to not display anything while you drive and only calculates a report for you after you turn off the car.
And because of the fact that my car already gives me most all of the MPG and driving feedback built-in, this add on is not as useful to me than it would be to someone who has a car that doesn't already have these features built-in. …
- Written by Tristan T from RICHMOND
155 of 177 people found this useful
Perfect example of iPhone's power
This app has allowed me to track and budget for gas, as well as be more aware of how I'm driving. I love the beeps when I accelera This app has allowed me to track and budget for gas, as well as be more aware of how I'm driving. I love the beeps when I accelerate too hard. I just bought a new car, and this product has helped me adjust to driving it. Pairing was a little difficult, but it's flawless now. …
- Written by Daniel S from Matthews
138 of 156 people found this useful
Great concept, poor execution
This is a great product...when it works. I've had it for a few months and it records about half of the trips I take. I've contacte This is a great product...when it works. I've had it for a few months and it records about half of the trips I take. I've contacted customer support many times, but their troubleshooting has not improved the success rate. The software and perhaps the hardware needs some major reworking before the product can live up it's potential. I use an iPhone 5S on a reliable network in a major city. …
- Written by Dane E from Seattle
I really wanted to love this product. It greatly disappoints me that it is sold on the apple store, as it does not meet the minimu I really wanted to love this product. It greatly disappoints me that it is sold on the apple store, as it does not meet the minimum experience standards someone would expect of an apple product.
I didn't buy this product to log half my trips, or a portion of my trips. I didn't expect I would have to open the app each time I get in the car to make sure it connected with the device. I didn't expect I would need to have internet access every time I turn the car off to save a trip.
The lack of documentation would be fine if it just worked, but it took a lot of digging just to understand why it didn't work most of the time.
I severely hope you do not have to use the 'forgot my password' experience. I have not experience such a bad UX in many years.
Seriously disappointing app. …
- Written by Larry B from Cambridge
Novelty, but nothing great
Full bars with LTE service and it still tells you to connect to wifi for better connection. Not many people have wifi in their veh Full bars with LTE service and it still tells you to connect to wifi for better connection. Not many people have wifi in their vehicle. it does ok, it tells you how far you have gone and basically if you hit the gas too much or brake too hard, but the gas consumption wasn't correct.Neither was gas price. Tells you that you have spent $30 on this trip, yeah right. ALSO, if you have a GM vehicle, you better unplug this thing at the time on star does its weekly diagnostic check. My new silverado sends a message to me and my dealer about the truck every month for service reasons and diagnostics, and if this is plugged in, it says there is a device plugged in and will not send it. It doesn't look good for warranty purposes if something does happen to go wrong! …
- Written by Brant B from Brandon
0 of 1 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can automatic work in other countries, like say West Africa as long as they have an Android or stable cell phone data connection?
- Asked by Akintunde A from Fort Lauderdale
- Nov 13, 2013
Automatic is not supported in countries outside the United States right now.
- Answered by Amy M from San Francisco
- Nov 22, 2013
Lets say if you are speeding -- and you are aware you are speeding- does this device send this information to the police or the state troopers?
- Asked by Elizabeth P from Chattanooga
- Dec 4, 2013
- Answered by Amy M from San Francisco
- Dec 10, 2013
Can this be used as a tracking device?
- Asked by Sherry S from Winston Salem
- Dec 1, 2013
No. It only works in conjunction with the app that you install on your phone. So if your phone's not No. It only works in conjunction with the app that you install on your phone. So if your phone's not in the car, the car can not be tracked beyond the app knowing where you last left it. No one else can access your data or see where you're driving. The only way another person can see where you are is if you share an account. However, they won't see your location until your trip is over and you've turned the car off. …
- Answered by Amy M from San Francisco
- Dec 4, 2013
Can I use this device to start car engine remotely? Is there any additional things need to pared to male it possible?
- Asked by Ali A from Little Rock
- Dec 25, 2013
Does it give the same Obd-II Code number that the manufacture uses, or just a generic description of what the problem is?
- Asked by Robert H from Houston
- Dec 9, 2013