April 2 (Reuters) – Can a little device plugged into a port
under your car’s dashboard help you drive better, save money and
diagnose your car’s troubles? That’s the premise behind some new
smartphone-linked gadgets, including one launched last week by
Verizon Wireless and Delphi Automotive LLP.
Think of them as high-tech translators that let you and your
car understand each other. The maker of one, Automatic Labs
Inc., in San Francisco claims its device can help cut your
gasoline spending by as much as a third.