The Apple iPhone has taken the world by storm since it first launched in 2007. Its huge following means that developers are constantly developing new applications to take advantage of the phones technologies. One such application for us car enthusiasts is called “Rev“.
The US$40 application uses the iPhone’s built-in accelerometer and GPS to provide a variety of data, including instant and average fuel economy, acceleration, and commute times. Owners can either display this information instantly to get real time feedback, or record it for later analysis.
However, Rev’s real party trick is its advanced OBDII functionality. Accessed with the use of an aftermarket OBDII port cable or wireless adaptor, the Rev program offers sleek diagnostic tools and the ability to clear annoying diagnostic messages and warning lights. Among the other features are real-time statistics concerning fuel pressure, throttle position, air intake temperatures, boost, and intake manifold pressure.
Although certain features sound mind numbingly dull, the app does have its benefits. Fortunately there is a “Lite” version available free, which you can download to get a better understanding of its unique functions. Alternatively you could try a similar application called Dynolicious.
Watch the video to see Rev in action.