The internet-of-vehicles (IoV) has become more of a reality as tech companies vie to create new tech to change the driving experience. Thus far, most of the IoV related services falls into three categories of car OS, on-board diagnostics (OBD) and automatic collision alerts.

Beijing-based startup AutoBot is an OBD hardware developer and solutions provider. The company has secured a US$6 million Series A investment from Gobi Partners and ABC Capital, with the proceeds to be used for R&D, marketing and attracting talent, according to the company.

Focusing on Chinese market, the firm has released two products: AutoPro and AutoBot Mini. The devices can be hooked either to a car’s OBD-II module or cigarette lighter to track important real-time driving information, including car performance, fuel consumption, driving habit analysis, driving route records, traffic advice and maintenance reminders. The two gadgets retail at RMB599 (US$96) and RMB129, respectively.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.