WiFi hotspot (4G or 3G) C4 dongle OBD are officially available, and include Bluetooth 2.1 & 4 LE for direct connection to smartphones or various peripherals.
New development tools to create your own logic inside the device
You can now have access to much more data from vehicles with award winning MULTISTACKS.
MULTISTACKS technology allows to deeply connect with multiple vehicle makes/models/years and retrieve valuable data such as:
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Oct 16, 2016
Our new helpdesk platform is now available !
Overview of your tickets, resolution follow-up, prioritization and many more features allowing you to gain time and efficiency
Mar 07, 2017
Frost & Sullivan awards Mobile Devices Munic.io OBD Dongle
Frost & Sullivan Applauds Mobile Devices Development of its Flagship In-vehicle Remote Diagnostic Platform, the Munic.io Solution.
Munic.io leverages a powerful hardware platform for its OBD-II dongle that connects with the cloud to share information about the vehicle's status.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the in-vehicle scan tools market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Mobile Devices with the 2015 European Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. Mobile Device's Munic.io solution, powered by advanced technology and innovative proprietary algorithms, enables easy diagnosis of vehicle data by car users. The product is supported by an on-board diagnostics (OBD-II) dongle (the Munic.box) and a cloud platform, CloudConnect, to enable users to easily understand the vehicle's condition without the need for additional specialized scanning hardware tools.
Jun 02, 2016
Meet us at TU-Automotive Detroit
We will present Munic.io BIG DATA model, and how it can change the approach of telematics and autonomous vehicles.
Jun 01, 2016
In an Automotive industry that is undergoing huge changes, the best telematics options for OEMs happen to be OBD dongles
Integration of telematics by OEMs is more challenging than ever. It is the right time to review the different alternatives and identify the most relevant choices for OEMs.
Telecom standards are evolving faster than ever with 4G and its multiple categories, and the frequency bands and deployment schedules that differ per country. 5G, Wi-Fi evolutions, and associated technologies are going to make it even worse. Vehicle development cycles are getting more and more incompatible with first mount integration of telecommunication.
The same goes for processors, memory, Bluetooth, and of course software platforms.
To make it short, the big IoT revolution is boosting wireless technologies evolutions: we don’t count anymore in millions of units but in billions. The stakes are such that the innovation and technology changes are very likely to accelerate. Annual motor vehicles production is slowly growing but still below 100 million (~90 million vehicles per year in 2014), which means OEMs’ impact on the telecom technology evolutions and life cycle will decrease; they will have to adapt to even faster changes and more complex technologies.
To solve this problem, OEMs tend to offer more and more Smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink), with a major risk of losing part of the control of the connected eco system. In these solutions, the dashboard tends to become a remote control of the Smartphone.
Smartphone integration only solves part of the problem.
Indeed, for driver connected infotainment, Smartphone integration seems the best choice.
But for vehicle data collection or driver behavior analysis, which must work in any condition, whether the driver’s Smartphone is connected to the vehicle or not and running the proper apps, having the appropriate data plan… it is not the right solution. The requirements for this type of telematics are slightly different than for driver infotainment: there is no or little interaction with the driver, no need for in-vehicle display, voice recognition, but there is a strong need to interaction with the vehicle electronics, through CAN or other similar vehicle buses.
For this type of requirement, the challenging evolution of wireless technologies remains the same, which should lead to the adoption of add-on solutions instead of first mount. The need to deeply interact with vehicle electronics calls for a “network” connector in every vehicle.
There is, today, one obvious answer to this. This is the OBD port, present in all vehicles and partly standardized, and the emerging OBD dongles using this plug are getting more and more popular.
OEMs are reluctant towards OBD dongles, which can be easily understood : through the OBD plug, independent companies could potentially deeply interact with vehicles out of the control of OEMs – provided they have the deep knowledge of protocols and electronic specifications for each vehicles. By chance, the required information is hardly accessible and vary from one vehicle to another. But OEMs have access to this information concerning their own models.
Rather than be wary of this type of solution, OEMs should adopt them and control them: by adding this type of devices in their vehicles, they could control what is made available to third parties and even sell the precious vehicle data, while using this data for their own purposes and the benefit of their ecosystem:
The flexibility of OBD dongles enables the faster emergence of telematics ecosystems and application stores.
And since software solutions will interact with add-on devices instead of interacting directly with vehicles, these OBD dongles offer a quicker access to multiple application developers.
Last but not least, OBD Dongles, combined with video and Lidar recorders can also provide the right data collection tools to build the records of data needed for autonomous vehicle algorithms development.
Since 2002, Mobile Devices has developed a Universal Telematics Platform for ALL Telematics verticals:
Jan 19, 2016