An automobile application solution for end user is expected to provide following benefits :
- Provide trip related information that helps in understanding performance of automobile under various circumstances. Lot of analysis can be done by users merely based upon comparative parameters across trips
- Provide driving related analysis that helps in understanding and correcting driving related issues.
- Monitor, analyze and predict failures related to various components of automobile system, including Engine health, coolant subsystesm, voltage module subsystem.
- Capture and warn user about Errors generated by sub-systems
Various solution offerings that can be built include:
- Capturing data through an off the shelf OBD+GPS+GPRS device. Typically, such devices have protocol and capturing related constraints
- Capturing data through an off the shelf OBD device + BT / WiFi Device. Such device performs better in terms of capturing, but need an attachment device (example Laptop / Mobile / other Processing device) that drives it actively. The challenge in this case emerge from the related device, example space in case of Laptop, processing constraints from Mobile etc.
- Capturing data through a custom device. This can be best in terms of processing, meeting specific need of end customer, but will involve significant investment in hardware, firmware and software.