Automatic Reveals the Future of the Automotive Ecosystem, Releasing New Connected Car Adapter with Cellular Signal

Company Releases Brand Insights on Driving Behavior Based on Billions of Miles of Driving Data

SAN FRANCISCO--()--Today, Automatic, the company bringing the power of the internet into every car on the road, announced the launch of a new connected car adapter with no subscription fees. The Automatic Pro is designed so that any consumer can experience the power of a connected car based on their specific needs and interests. The company also unveiled new data based on billions of miles of driving behavior, the largest repository of driver behavior data available.

“We’re excited to be using the power of cellular connectivity to build upon the offerings of the second generation adapter and combine a beautiful, scalable UI with an extensive range of features that will help consumers the most”

Building off the success of its second generation adapter, Automatic has created Automatic Pro, a flagship adapter with a cellular signal focused on IoT and real-time connectivity. Automatic Pro will further open up a car’s on-board computer to consumers in a way that’s easy to understand and use.

“We’re excited to be using the power of cellular connectivity to build upon the offerings of the second generation adapter and combine a beautiful, scalable UI with an extensive range of features that will help consumers the most,” said Ljuba Miljkovic, Co-Founder of Automatic.

These features include real-time vehicle location tracking, a new and improved Crash Alert feature, integration with the world’s first app store for the car, the Automatic App Gallery, the ability for Automatic Pro to act as a surrogate mechanic when the check engine light comes on, and much more.

In conjunction with the launch of the Automatic Pro, Automatic is also rolling out a brand new Automatic app for iOS and Android. The app will have fully customizable notifications for everything Automatic tracks, built-in IFTTT integration to let users automate popular online services and more advanced engine light diagnostics. The Automatic app seamlessly integrates drivers’ cars with the rest of everyday life through the Automatic App Gallery, so that they can do things like talk to users’ homes and warm them up just in time for arrival and track and file business mileage and reimbursements.

Through the automotive cloud, Automatic is already offering connected car cloud services to the largest players in the automotive industry, working with 5 of the top 10 insurance companies and partnering with car manufacturers and auto clubs like AAA. Automatic has taken the knowledge gained from working with both enterprises and consumers to develop these new products that showcase the variety and value of the services the Automatic platform enables.

With the new Automatic Pro adapter featuring an unlimited 3G connection, millions of miles will now be logged daily by drivers without the need for an app or phone. This data will shape the largest dataset of driving behaviors in existence and have an extensive impact on the future of driving -- from how city planners deal with traffic flow to the development of self-driving car technology. Detailed insights and additional information can be found on Automatic’s blog and includes data such as:

  • Silicon Valley as a whole is the lowest in emissions per car. In contrast, San Antonio emits 150% more per car than Silicon Valley.
  • Porsche and BMW are the most aggressive drivers on the road, with Chevrolet representing the most aggressive American-made car.
  • Southern cities are more aggressive than northern cities. Phoenix is the most aggressive on US highways, followed by San Diego, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Tampa, and Las Vegas. Northern cities like Seattle, Boston, Boise, and Spokane are the least aggressive.

The Automatic Pro adapter is available for sale for $129.95 and is available at Best Buy, Amazon, and Automatic.com with no ongoing service fees. The app is available on iPhone, Android, and web. For more information, please visit www.automatic.com.

About Automatic

Automatic is the company connecting every car on the road to the internet and empowering drivers with knowledge about themselves and their cars so they can be safer and drive smarter. By pairing Automatic’s award-winning connected car adapter and apps for iPhone, Android, and web, Automatic helps customers drive smarter — with applications that diagnose engine trouble, detect accidents and send emergency response, and help customers save money on driving. The Automatic Pro adapter is a flagship adapter with a cellular connection priced at $129. Automatic is available for sale at Best Buy, Amazon, and automatic.com with no ongoing service fees. Automatic was founded in 2011, and is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, visit www.automatic.com.

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Tatiana De Almeida, 415-275-6251
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