To no fault of our own (or maybe a little), we’ve become so conditioned to making everything we own “Smart.” It seems like second nature to expect all our technology to connect to bluetooth and be controlled and monitored from our phones.
So it’s no surprise that the same thing applies to our vehicles. For people who purchased an relatively recent model car, you more then likely have bluetooth connectivity and can start up your car and control certain settings from your phone (via an app). For cars beyond that point, they aren’t outfitted with technology that support that type of connectivity.
We were so intrigued when we saw this nifty device, the Audiovox Car Connection 2.0. This little, USB sized plug-in device gives you the ability to make any car, smart. You plug this device into your OBDII port… typically all cars purchased from 1996 and later have an OBD2 port. It may be a little harder to find in some cars than others, but it’s typically located under the dashboard above the gas or brake pedal. If you have a hard time finding it, consult an automotive professional (this is the port they would use to plug into to run diagnostics on your car).
This is great for parents who want to keep track of new drivers or business owners keeping an eye on cargo. In addition to having remote access to your car and locator, so you’ll never have to traverse another parking garage again trying to find you car. You’ll also have 24/7 emergency roadside assistance, and get updates on issues or services your car many need, straight to your phone. This could make a great holiday gift! Let us know if you’ve used it or something similar, and what you think about it! #HappyShopping