Automatic Link is an app and gadget combination that collects data based on your driving habits and tells you how you are performing. You will be able to tell when you are braking too hard, speeding, or accelerating too fast. By altering your driving habits, you will be able to save on gas, car repairs, and peace of mind. Today, the company announced that the driving assistant gadget now supports iBeacon technology so you can get info about your driving habits.
The iBeacon software update makes it possible for users to both send and receive data from their iOS device. The update will make it possible to improve connection between your device and Automatic right at the start of your drive, making the entire trip’s data more reliable.
According to the company’s blog, Automatic will be building a system for users to securely identify themselves and their cars to various connected services. For example, if you are leaving a parking garage, it may be possible for you to pay your exit fee remotely. Automatic will send a wireless signal to the gate using iBeacon. The device will automatically charge your connected credit card and open the gate so you don’t even have to roll your window down. The potential technology could work for tollbooths, repair shops, parking meters, and more.
This rollout is the first to put the iBeacon in the hands of individuals. So far, the technology has been used by retailers to send information to shoppers. The iBeacon transmitter is placed somewhere in the store and information is sent to passersby. The Automatic Link is the iBeacon so you are connected to it everywhere you go.
The possibilities of iBeacon in the car are great. Whether it will be put to use is another matter.