The automatic platform offers presence detection by retrieving your car’s information from the Automatic cloud service.

To use an Automatic ODB reader in your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  - platform: automatic
    client_id: 1234567
    secret: 0987654321
    username: [email protected]
    password: your_password
      - 2007 Honda Element
      - 2004 Subaru Impreza

Configuration variables:

  • client_id (Required): The OAuth client id (get from
  • secret (Required): The OAuth client secret (get from
  • username (Required): The username associated with your ODB reader.
  • password (Required): The password for your given ODB reader account.
  • devices (Optional): The list of vehicle display names you wish to track. If not provided, all vehicles will be tracked.

See the device tracker component page for instructions how to configure the cars to be tracked.