remote ignition kill with Automatic pro

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Is there a way to control ignition kill from my phone with an app integrated with the OBD Automatic pro?
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Tony Arellano

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Posted 12 months ago

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Derrick S., Official Rep

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Hi Tony,

Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately that is not possible with the Automatic adapter. Standard OBD protocol doesn't allow it.
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And be glad that the OBD standard won't allow it. Having that ability would also present a serious cybersecurity issue. Imagine what could/would happen if you were able to remotely kill the engine while the car is on the road. The driver would immediately lose all systems that require engine power - vacuum or electric power steering, most of the electronics wink out, no power brakes, etc. Not something I'd want to happen to me with no warning while booking along at 60+ mph.
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Agreed, David!