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Griffin outs CarTrip auto accessory for iOS

Griffin Technology has outed its new CarTrip automotive accessory for iOS devices. Combining an accessory with a dedicated app is the CarTrip, a Bluetooth monitor that plugs into an automobile’s OBD-II port, allowing for the reporting and recording of data from the car’s on-board computer. When used with the companion CleanDrive app, users can monitor the car’s performance, including metrics like fuel consumption, acceleration, and top speed, and can also see diagnostic codes sent by the computer, allowing for troubleshooting of indicator lights. Other features include an SD card slot for additional data storage and a “Carbon Score” display inside the app that gives drivers an easy-to-understand readout of how their driving habits are affecting their vehicle’s environmental impact. CarTrip will be available in the first quarter of 2011 and will sell for $90; CleanDrive will also be available in Q1 and will be a free download from the App Store.

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Comments

1

Want. Seems a very nice alternative to the ScanGauge. Can’t wait to try this.

Posted by Jerrod H. in TX on January 4, 2011 at 5:17 PM (CST)

2

goLINK and mpgLink available now. The cable charges your iDevice.

Posted by Mike on January 5, 2011 at 8:38 AM (CST)

3

I’m keen as mustard, but a tad concerned as to how hackable this is

Posted by mr_infamy on January 5, 2011 at 12:56 PM (CST)

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