1. Lancer033's Avatar
    Had an idea for an App

    would something like and OBDII scanner app be possible? Just a guess, but i'm sure you could find an OBDII to miniUSB cable, then it's just a matter of the right software and taken to the next level, you could so stuff like basic programing in the ECU.
    05-26-2010 08:38 AM
  2. takeshi's Avatar
    Or get an OBD2 bluetooth dongle...
    05-26-2010 08:52 AM
  3. Foxman's Avatar
    You know, while I think that a phone-car control combo is an awesome idea (Chevy Volt anyone?), an OBD scanner is really not the best app material. Honestly, how many people would use it, even if the connection (hardware or otherwise) for your phone would be available? We have specialized equipment for it in the repair shops, not much need for it anywhere else.

    Okay, maybe as a hobby project for engineering students...
    05-26-2010 09:51 AM
  4. azjerry's Avatar
    There's an app for that! Sorry.

    Seriously, check out Torque. It works with a OBD2 bluetooth dongles as well as cabled OBD2 of some sort. Developer is very responsive.

    While I don't use it around town I find it's useful for monitoring things while towing my trailer.

    Just a satisfied user.
    05-26-2010 10:15 AM
  5. Foxman's Avatar
    There's an app for that! Sorry.

    Seriously, check out Torque. It works with a OBD2 bluetooth dongles as well as cabled OBD2 of some sort. Developer is very responsive.

    While I don't use it around town I find it's useful for monitoring things while towing my trailer.

    Just a satisfied user.
    Wait! There's actually an app and hardware for that?!? But... what... how... when...

    X_X
    05-26-2010 10:57 AM
  6. azjerry's Avatar
    05-26-2010 11:54 AM
  7. Lancer033's Avatar
    you guys rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I knew i couldn't be the 1st to think of this.

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    as for the hardware, every OBD software i've seen connects to a laptop with a USB cable, so that's not a big deal, just adapting it to miniUSB to plug into the phone, but if there is a bluetooth device, then it's even easier

    I'll look into this more tonight and see what all it can do.
    05-26-2010 02:12 PM
  8. Argent's Avatar
    Search eBay for the BT connector - looks like it'll set you back probably $30 shipped
    05-26-2010 02:41 PM
  9. azjerry's Avatar
    Here's one example

    OBD bluetooth
    05-26-2010 02:58 PM
  10. blckz28's Avatar
    Yeah I just ordered one of the bt dongles off eBay. Can't wait to try it out!
    06-05-2010 10:49 PM
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