A team of students at Georgia Tech began working on a project which would help car owners understand their car electronics, the various systems of their cars, and how or why the Check Engine light is on.
The result is a small device called Fixd. This product hooks up the vehicle’s diagnostic port and uses an app to help you enter information and keep track of maintenance. When the Check Engine light comes on, the app can help to guide you on the problem your car is having and whether or not it is safe to continue to drive the car.
The Fixd device can be left in place or you can plug it in and remove it as the client wishes. In March 2019, the company announced that they were working in combination with VIZR, to create an add-on cell phone product where the GPS would be displayed as a small translucent screen, preventing the need for the driver to check at or look at their cell phone or navigation system.
Headquarters for Fixd are located in Atlanta, Georgia.