This is cool. It’s like Nest, for your car. It plugs into your car’s data port and pairs with your smartphone to provide meaningful feedback on your driving habits and car’s mechanical status. It lets you know the modest changes to make that could result in generous fuel savings and safer driving.
It also can alert you and give you further information on mechanical issues. For instance, if your “check engine” light comes on, it will tell you why and even allow you to clear it yourself in some cases.
This is exactly the sort of thing we should be looking for our technology to do. Monitor our habits and routines and provide feedback on how we may adjust and improve.
I’ve often heard that Apple has always worked about 2–3 years out when it comes to new products. In other words, the products that we will see in the next few months were initially being planned 2–3 years ago.
We also know that Steve Jobs took a very active role in all new product ideas,…