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I'm looking to monitor any and all stats of my vehicle. Are there any OBD devices that connect remotely over cellular data, and come with a nice phone app?

I'd like to be able to monitor the car from anywhere, and for the car to be anywhere (I'm not in the car, or even near the car). For example, for rental purposes, or for fleet purposes.

  • Wifi or Bluetooth. You choose. – zipzit Apr 13 at 8:05
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    @zipzit I'd like it to be to be fully remote, so the car can be anywhere, and I can be anywhere else. – trusktr Apr 14 at 19:02
  • @zipzit I updated my question. :) – trusktr Apr 14 at 19:05
  • The german Telekom provides services with a device that looks like what you are looking for: telekom.com/en/media/media-information/archive/… Maybe you can find out what's the actual device that they are using for this. It seems to be marketed in USA as SyncUP Drive. – Gerald Schneider Apr 15 at 13:02
  • Do you want location of the vehicle or if johnny's been banging off the redline at every stop light? – DatsunZ1 Apr 16 at 19:05
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Yes, there are various devices on the market combining an OBD2 dongle with a small micro controller embedding a SIM card – a web search for "OBD2 SIM card" turns up results from Aliexpress, Ryd, Logpit, Fleetize, and more.

That said, you will probably end up with a much more flexible and less expensive (and probably more reliable solution) using an Android or iOS device that's fixed in the car talking to a BLE OBD2 reader.

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An easy option would be to plug a normal cheap elm bluetooth dongle and a normal phone with data plan and use teamviewer for accessing that phone remotely.

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