Griffin CarTrip jacks your iPhone into your car computer - TiPb at CES 2011

Griffin's CarTrip is a tiny Bluetooth peripheral that plugs into the diagnostic port contained on most modern cars and transmits back usage data and error messages to an app on your iPhone. You can use this data to track different performance data over time to try and maximize your fuel efficiency, or just to pull off any problem reports so you know when -- and why! -- you need to go to a mechanic.

We got to take a look at it live from the CES 2011 show floor so check out the video up top and let us know whether you'll be getting one for your ride in the comments below!

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haagar says:

REV ( http://www.devtoaster.com/products/rev/ ) has been around for a while, but uses a WIFI adaptor.
I am pleasantly surprised by the price of the Griffin adaptor.
I paid $60 for the bluetooth ODB II adaptor I use my phone.

sting7k says:

This is pretty cool and useful.

Playing Catchup says:

The more I can know about how my car is running, the better, more efficient I can make it run (my Camry Hybrid proved that to me). Would like the app to also record all service, etc done (manual input) on the car.

Lordzod01 says:

This is so being hooked up to my v6. Loving the price aswell.

Phil W says:

Does anyone know if this reads ABS codes? Most ODBII sensors don't, especially at this price point.

Thomas says:

What ever happened to this? It appears that Griffin has remove any mention of it from their website.