You have heard of fitness apps that collect personal data. Well, now a system is in the works to quantify your car data as well. Eventually, it will make that data available in personal APIs for other developers to build on.
Utah-based Fuse is developing a platform that promises to link your car with your world. The system, which consists of a onboard gizmo, a smartphone app, and a type of personal cloud storage, will do things like monitor teen driving, track fuel usage, and capture trip info.
Fuse’s off-the-shelf gizmo takes information from your car’s onboard diagnostic system (OBD), located under the dashboard, and combines it with geolocation data. It then sends that data up to the cloud. A mobile app uses the data to do things like tell you about your driving patterns or shoot a message over to one of your carpool buddies to let them know you are minutes away.
Fuse founder Phil Windley points out three things that separate Fuse from other car data apps like Automatic that connect...