2017 Best Connected Car Devices

New devices that capture your cars’ computer sensor data using its on-board diagnostic port (OBD II is available on cars built from 1996 on) and adds a layer of additional features on top…have proliferated over the past few years.  These OBD 2 adapters also offer tracking and monitoring of driving and car diagnostics remotely from your Android or iOS device…transforming this information into a resource that helps easily understand a check-engine light, potentially improve your insurance rate based on how/when you actually drive, and create added safety features through tracking and emergency response services.

The following list of Consumer OBD monitoring devices currently on the market will help you compare Wifi and Bluetooth driving assistance systems and:

  1. Get device and their app reviews. Determine if the adapter/dongle can work with your car model and your Android or iOS phone.
  2. Filter based on monthly pricing, or by feature (theft tracking, api access, insurance or parental monitoring, etc).

Automatic – “Your Smart Driving Assistant”

  • App Marketplace
  • OBD-II Port and Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Collision Detection using built-in accelerometer

CarLock – “The baby monitor for your car.”

  • The CarLock Cloud will inform your emergency contacts via SMS if you had an accident. – Add backup SMS or call notifications (SIM card included)
  • Export your trips data to your computer with CSV or XLS export
  • CarLock actively monitors the health of your vehicle and alerts you in advance if your car battery is running dangerously low or is experiencing high battery drain.

Dash Car – “Smarter. Driving. Every Day.”

  • Integrates with IFTTT
  • Take pole position on the leaderboard, win rewards and share road trips
  • Dash works with preferred OBD devices, starting as low as $10. Provides automated VIN decoding, multi-car support and push alerts.

Mojio“Connect your car to apps on your phone”

  • 3G Connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
  • App Marketplace

Vinli “Your, Connected”

  • Turns your car into a rolling WiFi hotspot
  • 4G LTE, Wifi, and Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Standalone GPS and app store


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