Digital Auto Guides® is a family of electronic guides for classic and vintage automobiles for the enthusiast who enjoys working on their own cars. The concept is a ‘mash-up’ of both the operations and service manuals of yesterday, with today’s advanced mobile electronic and Internet based technologies. In addition a whole suite of features helps you maintain and manage your achievements.
The major feature of the App is the recreation of the original owner’s or workshop manual in digital form. This opens up a vast opportunity to allow hypertext linking, scaling, searching, indexing and all of the modern capabilities that were not even dreamed about when the original manual was conceived. We think you will find the experience of using the manual in this format to be vastly superior to any other paper or electronic version of a automotive manual.
Throughout the App illustrations, hints and tips are included which will be found invaluable, and there is an easy to follow fault diagnosis at the end of each chapter. Each of these sections provides the automotive enthusiast with the information necessary to faithfully restore or maintain their classic car. Included are technical specifications, wiring diagrams, lubrication standards, conversation tables and hints on maintenance techniques.
Search & Index
While the original manuals had an index in the back, generally accessing each subject area by its title, the new electronic format offers a much more robust means to access the content. Not only can you find subjects by their titles alphabetically, but the list can be shortened by keyword. Just enter a keyword in the search box and the list will shrink or grow depending on which topics contained your search word or phrase.
The Service Logs feature allows you to capture your fuel consumption and quickly calculates your fuel efficiency. The guide provides a list of all maintenance the original manufacture felt was appropriate by distance. You can quickly build maintenance Todo’s from these lists and track your progress. You can also create special projects and record your activities and costs here too. And all of this can be graphed and emailed.
With the My Car feature you can document your cars history from when it was made, the dealer, place and date it was first sold and all the owners and locations it has resided at over its history. Using this feature you can also document its VIN and engine numbers, significant features and any modifications or accessories that sets it apart from its peers.
Sharing & Saving
NOTE: THIS FEATURE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED BY DROPBOX. WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN ALTERNATIVE
You can share your service work with others via e-Mail or use it in a spreadsheet. You can also optionally use Dropbox™ to backup all of your settings, fuel entries, maintenance logs, projects and your My Car documentation. In this manner if you use multiple devices such as a smart phone and a tablet, you will only have to enter your data once, regardless of the platform or number of devices.
One of two types of manuals or guides offered. The workshop guide is oriented towards the enthusiast that wants to fully engage in all aspects of repair and restoration. The App provides details on every component, specification, detailed how to instructions and drawings. This App is intended for the serious hobbyist or professional. When both guides are available all of the service logs are shared between devices with Dropbox™.
One of two types of manuals or guides offered. The owners/maintenance manual or guide is oriented towards the enthusiast that wants to maintain their automobile with normal procedures and capabilities. The App provides details on operating and/or maintaining the automobile, specifications, limited how to instructions and drawings. This App is intended for the occasional hobbyist or one who already possesses the detailed repair information in another format.
Digital Auto Guides® provides mobile applications to enable electric vehicle owners the ability to quickly plan long range trips for their car that span multiple charging stops. The tools can help users determine exactly where to drive to charge, how long to charge and plan for overnight stops. Using these tools EV owners can safely reach their destinations in the most efficient manner possible with very little planning effort.
The application will utilize all aspects that affect the range of an electric vehicle and optimize the route according to minimal total travel time, least energy, shortest distance or least stops. You can tailor the application for your car’s specific characteristics, driving style, comfort preferences and payload.
You may add your own waypoints (both charging and non-charging) to influencing the route or to allow for additional places to stop. You can tailor the minimum stopover time, change the required state of charge and describe any charging capabilities that the system might chose to use during optimization.
The application will obtain the forecasts for your entire route and factor in the effects of temperature, wind speed and direction, precipitation and the amount of rainfall and/or snow on the road surface when determining your energy needs. With this information you can decide if you would rather take an alternative route or plan additional energy reserves.
Use the application to build a portfolio of trips that you can use over and over again. Share and import trips with others. Archive trips for historical purposes. Copy trips easily and quickly, including reversing routes. Optionally send your waypoints to your mobile calendar which can be used directly by your cars navigation system for routing.
Use the application to compare the trips that you take over time. You can compare the same trip to see what made one version better than another. Or you can determine what features were important to you on a given trip. The application includes both charts and tables automatically produced for you.
The application can produce details reports for each leg of your trip including energy consumption, driving and charging times, weather, estimated time of arrivals and a detailed map view. You can export the details to be used in spreadsheets and other programs or email you itinerary to friends and family.
A powerful feature of the application is the ability to segment long, multi-day trips into individual segments. This allows you to easily plan for overnight stops and concentrate on each days goals and activities rather than redoing parts of the trip that you have already completed or may change later.
Use the Consumption and State of Charge (SOC) charts to quickly observe how efficient your car will perform on each leg of the trip as well as what your energy level will be at each point of your journey. See quickly when you may need to conserve energy or how much leeway you will have on each leg.
Owners Workshop Manual
Digital Auto Guides®, Austin-Healey Owners Workshop Manual is an electronic manual and reference for the Austin-Healey 100/6 – 3000 series sports car. The guide covers the years 1956 to 1967 and includes the 100/6 and the 3000 Mk 1,2,3.
Digital Auto Guides®, the MGA Driver’s Handbook is an electronic operation manual and reference for the MGA series sports car. The guide covers the years 1955-1962 and includes the MGA 1500, MGA Twin-Cam, 1600 and 1600 De-Luxe, Mark II and Mark II De-Luxe roadsters and coupes.
Digital Auto Guides®, the EV Trip Optimizer for Tesla is a mobile trip planning application that optimizes routes based on multiple factors for Tesla Model S/X/3 cars. Simply select your car’s features, enter a destination and then your route will be optimized considering all factors that determine range.
iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and iPad Mini
The solution is universal and will adapt automatically to the different device types and formats. The device must be on iOS 6 or above.*
The solution is universal and will adapt automatically to the different device types and formats. Android based smart phones and tablets running Android 2.3.x (Gingerbread) or better.*
The solution is available in the Amazon App store for Android smart phone and tablet devices and Kindle Fire phones and tablets.*
Each application includes the complete factory manual, reproduced digitally with hypertext links that is formatted ideally for your device. Often extra information such as dealer options, production information and accessories are also included. A small fee is required for unlimited access beyond five viewings.
The application includes service capabilities such as fuel logging and efficiency tracking, maintenance planning, project management, cost allocation and overall expense charting. And you can keep track of your cars history too. A small fee is required to remove the limit of one active item at a time and to be able to archive all of your service work.
Pay for What you Want
The base application is free^ and includes all of the features and a 5 limit viewing of the manual. For small additional fees you can have unlimited use of the manual and manage multiple service features simultaneously. Choose none, either or both of these features depending on your needs. ^Amazon App Store requires full purchase.