Livermore to Castle Air Museum - Sun., February 25, 2024

Our February run will take us over backroads through the hills and valleys of the East Bay and out to the Central Valley and Castle Air Muse...

Check Up On Grandpa's Driving With CarCheckup

Teenagers aren't the only people whose driving should be monitored. There is also Grandpa and Grandma.

CarCheckup is a nondescript gray box that plugs into a vehicle’s On-Board Diagnostic II (OBD II) port and records miles traveled, panic braking, heavy acceleration and a myriad of other statistics ranging from RPM to fuel flow. After driving the CarCheckup is plugged into a computer USB port and data is uploaded to the device’s dedicated website — which only works with Windows and Internet Explorer. The data is rendered in a series of charts and graphs onscreen like this one that charts MPH to help you decide whether Grandpa or Grandma should keep the keys:

CarCheckup doesn’t track near-misses, ignored stop signs or omnipresent left turn signals. For that, you’ll have to brave the passenger seat.

[Source: Wired]