Why is OBD a part of your car

and how we, at Cartics, make use of OBD?

Your cars are computer on wheels with no monitors. Typically, a car processes tons of information every second which is essential for smooth functioning of the car. If the car has something to say (more emissions,something is wrong with engine etc), OBD is a means through which you can get the relevant data.

With that insight, here is the definition from wikipedia : On-board diagnostics (OBD) is an automotive term referring to a vehicle’s self-diagnostic and reporting capability. OBD systems give the vehicle owner or repair technician access to the status of the various vehicle subsystems.

So, OBD is a gateway through which you can access your car’s computer. We use OBD port and an accompanying device to help you communicate with your car.

Is it available in every car produced or plying in India? Every car manufactured/imported for Indian Roads after Jan 1st 2007 are OBD II compliant.

It provides a finite number of diagnostic information, which helps us monitor:

  1. Emissions
  2. Mileage
  3. Error codes
  4. Real Time Data

How does Cartics device function?

Cartics Device acts as an interface between the car’s computer (ECU) and the general user.

Cartics device is plugged into your OBD-II port and synchronises with your Mobile/Tablet/PC via Bluetooth. This device is plug and play (Think of it as connecting a USB to your computer/laptop).

Once connected, you are all set for smart car journeys.