six colors

by Jason Snell & Dan Moren

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Sponsor: Automatic

Thanks to Automatic for sponsoring Six Colors this week. Automatic is a small “connected car adapter” that you plug into your car’s diagnostic port. Then it can transmit data back to your phone—and from there, the Internet. The free Automatic mobile app logs your trips, and even your parking location (so you never lose your car). Most importantly, it explains what’s wrong if the “check engine” light comes on, and can even detect when you’ve been in a crash and call for help.

It does a bunch more, too, include integrating with other smart devices. Automatic normally costs $99.95, but readers of Six Colors get 20 percent off. Automatic ships in two business days for free, and there’s a 45-day return policy.