[colug-432] Insurers track driver behavior via smartphones
chris at theclonchs.com
Wed Sep 10 20:44:38 EDT 2014
On 09/05/14 22:36, Rick Hornsby wrote:
> I want to upgrade my non-BT OBD-II monitor to a BT enabled one so it
> can throw the data onto my phone. I forget to take the current one
> out, plug it into USB, fire up a Windows VM, download the information
> etc. I already have an iPhone app (Roadtrip) I've been using for
> several years to punch in the ODO, volume, and price when I refuel.
> It is one of those really reliable, used on a regular basis apps that
> I'm glad I bought. I'd like to use the BT OBD-II to track other
> engine data as well though.
I have one of the cheap ELM 327 based bluetooth scanners sold through
Amazon. They work fairly well although they function in a serial manner
so the data is polled every X seconds. The more datapoints you collect,
the longer the polling interval. The result is data is smoothed out,
sometimes a little too much to be useful.
I find the code reading abilities much more useful. I use Torque on my
Android phone, which automatically queries the web to translate them
into meaningful information.
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