Brands like Tesla have spurred the development of smart technology in at least one model of virtually every car manufacturer's stable, but the Samsung Connect auto device is a way to retrofit even decades-old vehicles with smart tech. The Zippo-sized device plugs into the OBD II diagnostic port of any vehicle and connects to an app to give drivers detailed reports on their cars.
The OBD II diagnostic port is a feature that has come standard on cars for decades, so the Samsung Connect auto casts a wide net when it comes to smartening up vehicles. The device connects via Bluetooth to a smartphone and communicates through the Connect auto app. With the app, the little device can create a Wi-Fi hotspot, check for traffic and map routes, and keep tabs on engine performance.