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Got Obd Port?

Coss

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I like the looks of the new Pearl backup camera which needs a vehicle with an OBD port to work? Will Elio have one?
You're willing to pay $500 for a backup camera that feeds to your phone?
Wow, you must have a mountain of cash to play with.
I did my backup camera and monitor for around $50

(Just an FYI, OBD II = On Board Diagnostic port. It's under the dash and all cars have had them since 1996. Before that it was OBD I)
 

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I would assume that it will have OBD II for several main reasons:
1 - It uses an automotive engine & power train.
2 - From what I remember, one of Elio's goals was to make the car easy for people to work on. And OBD II really helps cut down diagnostic time.
3 - If it's main service station will be Pepboys, then their mechanics will benefit greatly from OBD II.
4 - Some of the features of their Infinite Skyz app, appear to communicate directly to the vehicle. And a Bluetooth OBD II plug-in adapter would be the easiest (and probably cheapest) way to accomplish that connection & establish real time communication.
 

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Yes the Elio will have an OBDII port. This was discussed at length a year or so ago. Something that will need to be considered is the ECM. The last I heard the Elio was to have a very rudimentary ECM (made in India IIRC for Continental) and would not have streaming data at the port. The only information available would be trouble codes. I hope this has changed with the introduction of Skyzmatic and the HUD.
 

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There is definitely an OBD port per my discussion with the team at the last L.A. Auto Show. There was a mention of it possibly being a read only so there may not be the ability of changing programming through the port. I'm not an expert on the interface but this is what was conveyed to me.
 
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