You’re nobody until you release your own iPhone app. The latest brand to jump on the bandwagon is Audi as they just released the iPhone CarMonitor App.
The iPhone CarMonitor App monitors, analyzes and stores key performance characteristics for the user’s vehicle, whether it be for pure performance, eco-friendly driving or simply providing a log of any particular trip. Making its appearance at the 2010 SEMA show, the CarMonitor works with the vehicle’s OBD-II port to access and analyze performance data on the go.
This handy app also tracks engine RPM and emissions information, which includes the amount of CO2 a driver is saving by adjusting driving performance. Drivers can then upload the data collected to www.MyAudiLabs.com, use the CO2 data for other analysis, and even share driving performance with the VW Labs Community.
“This app will appeal to Audi owners who are looking for an even more satisfying experience with their vehicle,” said David Tait, Audi of America’s lead After Sales executive. “This is a great addition to the already impressive interior features that Audi owners have come to appreciate,” said Tait. “And it’s another example of Audi listening to what our owners would like to see to make their motoring experience even more satisfying.”
Audi has yet to roll out the final product and is currently discussing whether to give the app away for free or to charge a nominal fee. Would you pay for this app and how much?