If you have ever experienced the frustration of a dashboard light diagnostic and wondered if the mechanic is being honest with you, or maybe you want to really check out a vehicle before you buy it, then you need to check out OBDLink MX WiFi.
OBDLink MX WiFi is a small dongle-type device that connects directly to your automobiles on-board diagnostics port and allows real-time interaction with your car. Setting up OBDLink takes about three minutes, just plug it in, download the app to your Android, Windows or iOS smart device and select the OBDLink from the list of available secure networks. Using the app, car owners can quickly determine why the, “check engine” light is on and even turn it off, create their own dashboards with gauges not shown on their current display and even monitor driving habits including fuel economy. The app also allows for convenience features not related to performance like unlocking, locking and remote starting on some vehicles.
OBDLink MX WiFi will be released as an open architecture platform to encourage developers to create apps for the device and they have even published a programming manual to get started. OBDLink MX WiFi is looking to bring the unit to car owners everywhere by mid-2014 with an estimated retail price of 119 bucks; you can grab yours for a discount by supporting their Kickstarter campaign.