Audi owners with an Apple iPhone will soon to be able to download an application that will monitor, analyze and store key performance characteristics for their vehicle, whether it be for pure performance, eco-friendly driving or simply providing a log of any particular trip. The technology, developed by Audi's Electronics Research Laboratory, is being shown at the SEMA Show, the premier automotive specialty products event in the world, scheduled for Nov. 2-5, 2010 in Las Vegas.
The Audi-designed iPhone CarMonitor App uses the vehicle OBD-II port to access real- time performance data, which the App then analyzes, also in real time. Characteristics include engine RPM (especially useful with older Audi vehicles that do not have an RPM gauge) along with emissions information, including the amount of CO2 a driver is saving by adjusting driving performance.
- Gives iPhone users ability to monitor/record key vehicle functions
- Real time information combines with GPS to log trip data
- Can even be used to find vehicle in parking lot or unknown city
- Driver can choose to share data onllne with Audi Labs community