What’s new for the 2nd generation Automatic adapter?

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The 2nd generation Automatic adapter allows you to use streaming apps on iOS. (Android streaming apps are in the works). Streaming apps are a new class of integrations that stream data directly from your Automatic adapter rather than from the cloud. That means that you can use apps like DashCommand, OBD Fusion, and Harry’s LapTimer to read engine data in real time, with an ultra-fast refresh rate and without the delay of going up to our servers. This is made possible by some new hardware in the 2nd generation adapter, which is required to run them. To read more about streaming apps, please see this FAQ.

The 2nd generation adapter also has its own dedicated GPS module which helps assist the app in route determination. Route capture is never 100% guaranteed solely from the 2nd generation adapter as we still depend on your phone’s GPS capabilities for this data, but under ideal conditions, the 2nd generation adapter will help capture trip routes when your phone isn’t present. Many different factors that can influence the GPS module’s ability to lock, those of which include: the car itself, structures around the car, and purely environmental things like weather.

Finally, most diesel cars are now supported with the 2nd generation adapter. Check your car's compatibility here.

Do you already own a 1st generation adapter and are you wondering if it's still supported? Yes, it is! Read more here. 
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