Take advantage of local notifications on iOS

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Quickie idea: use iOS' local notifications to reassure drivers that the Link has begun tracking the current drive.

I often launch the app to be sure that it's acknowledged the connection from my Link, whereas I could let it stay in the background if a notification popped up simply to let me know the drive is being tracked.

A few other notification ideas -- when the vehicle's parking spot has been successfully recorded, that an engine code has been detected, etc.
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Official Response
Hi everyone. We have an exciting update regarding this idea: the Connection Tone feature in available in today’s release for iOS (v2.1). At the start of each trip, the Link will let you know Automatic is connected and working properly by playing this tone. If Automatic can’t connect within the first minute of your drive, it’ll play a different “disconnection” tone to let you know something’s wrong.

If this happens, simply launching the Automatic app will fix the problem in most cases. Otherwise, the new Connection Troubleshooting Guide in the app Settings → Connection screen will tell you what to do.

See this FAQ for more details.