The New York Times has an interesting article today which discusses the new uses people are finding for their iPhones, especially when it comes to cars. Whether its measuring your acceleration, finding the cheapest gas, or being able to find your car in a crowded parking lot, developers are pushing the iPhone in unexpected and interesting directions.
“Other developers are pushing to build deeper connections between the iPhone and the car. Rev, a package from Devtoaster, promises to track and graph data like fuel consumption, intake manifold pressure and coolant temperature. It will get this information through a wireless connection to the OBD-II socket, a standard interface that is often used by mechanics to tap into the car’s onboard computer and diagnose engine or electrical problems. The application is not ready for sale, but the company offered a free version, Rev Lite, that doesn’t require an OBD-II connection to measure acceleration.”
Read the full article over here.