Danish company has created this new Raspberry Pi-based device that lets you program your intelligent car.'s dongle is used to gather data from the car by plugging into the vehicle's ODB II onboard diagnostic reader port.  Users can program the dongle to get car alerts, monitoring vehicle performance, and even track vehicle location.

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The device allows you to program a wide variety of enhancements such as crash detection, traffic sign warning, parental controls, video evidence recording, and even theft detection.

The AutoPi features a dashboard that displays real-time information about your car. It is easy to configure with widgets that can be arranged, added or removed as needed. There is a live mode that streams data directly from the car and a  paused mode that allows you to assess the information. 


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The dongle contains an integrated ODB-II scanning chip from ScanTool, GPS, an accelerometer, a speaker for playing voice notifications, an 8GB microSD card, 18 available GPIO pins, an HDMI port, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and depending on the version, an integrated 4G modem. It also runs on Raspberry Pi's Raspbian OS pre-installed with AutoPi's software.


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Here are just some of the amazing features:

Always online with a connection to your car
Built on Raspberry Pi – running an open Linux OS
Packed with all the hardware features needed
Online dashboard to monitor car from anywhere
Secure and always up-to-date with OS and Security patches
Full-stack maker platform for developers
Extendable by you – plug in or connect using USB, GPIO, HDMI, Bluetooth or WiFi
If-This-Then-That trigger system for your car
Power Efficient – Does not drain battery
Code and build your own software features
Voice command recognition, remote start, theft detection
Easy installation


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