The World’s Number One OBD2 App for Android Now Available on Android Auto With a Catch

OBD2 apps are slowly but surely making their way to Android Auto, but a skilled developer has managed to bring the world’s best OBD2 solution for Android to the infotainment screen.
Data imported from Torque on Android Auto
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The Android Auto plugin for Torque does exactly what its name suggests. It displays data from Torque right on the infotainment screen running Android Auto. The best feature is the support for custom PIDs, so you can have virtually any data in any car as long as you configure a PID and set up the app to import it on Android Auto.

The plugin is currently a work in progress, with anyone allowed to contribute to the project on GitHub. It includes themes, fonts, icons, and backgrounds to customize the interface, allowing users to create up to ten dashboards.

One of the most special features is the support for control knobs, so you can also use the app in Mazda cars.

Installing the plugin in the car isn’t as easy as pressing the “install” button on the Google Play Store, as the process requires several extra steps, including enabling the developer mode in Android Auto and the installation of the plugin using Kingstaller. You also need Torque Pro on your device, as the plugin must import the PIDs from the app.

Torque has long been the best OBD2 app for Android despite the Google Play Store now offering several advanced alternatives. Torque’s main selling point is the gigantic community and larger collection of custom PIDs, though many competing applications introduced similar functionality, including support for Torque PIDs.

The number of apps available on Android Auto keeps growing, especially as Google unlocks new categories. The search giant recently announced the debut of Zoom and WebEx by Cisco, two productivity apps that allow users

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