Does the car need to be running for the GPS tracking function to work?

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Interested in getting the Automatic Pro, but I'm wondering if the car needs to be on for the GPS tracking function to work? Since sometimes my car is parked elsewhere, I'm wondering if the adapter is tracking the vehicle location live with the 3G connectivity so I know where my car is at all times.


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Eric L.

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Hey, Eric. Welcome to the community! Yes, the car needs to be on in order to power the Automatic Pro adapter. Automatic Pro will tell you where you last parked by marking it on a map. If you start your car and move it, it will also tell you that. However, hypothetically, if your car were to be towed Automatic Pro would not be able to communicate that to you since it is not "on". The 3G connectivity provides "an always-on connection and can know what’s happening with their car in real time even when their phone is not present or Bluetooth paired". I hope this helps! :)