Cartrip: OBD-II hardware interface

It’s not every day you see a Facebook status update about an OBD-II interface device. But it happened today so I thought I would take a look at Griffin’s device.

Cartrip connects your post 1996 car to your smart phone or tablet and allows you to check your cars performance by collecting data on fuel consumption, acceleration, top speed and engine diagnostics.


  • Wireless car computer monitor, compatible with most passenger vehicles built since 1996
  • Wireless On-Board Diagnostic II reader/logger interfaces with your mobile phone or smartphone via Bluetooth
  • Gathers OBD-II data including acceleration, top speed, fuel consumption, fault and pending codes
  • CleanDrive App (a free download) analyzes data and displays it instantaneously in an easy-to-read graphic format
  • Instantaneous trip and long-term data analysis equips drivers to drive more fuel-efficiently

Compatible with:

  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch running iOS 4.0 or later
  • Automobiles built in 1996 and later which use an ODBII port to interface with their on-board computers

From Wired: “The CarTrip will cost $90 and is “coming soon.” The companion CleanDrive app will be free, and available at the same time.”

About Daniel Davenport

Daniel is a digital media executive with internet and broadcast experience. Daniel is currently the executive strategy director at THINK Interactive.


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