Not to mention that interfacing the data-collecting computer with the vehicles Odometer is much more technically challenging than slapping a sensor on the tire and running the cable through the window.
Au contraire, it "does" exactly the same thing the app being talked about above does. It shows you stored data from your embedded motion detection system. Daily steps, daily distance, stairs climbed, etc... It can also show data from other "health" and fitness related apps. Again, I'm not seeing a need to fork over $2 for a shiny blue skin.
Exactly. They patent docs show it protruding so that Scamscum doesn't rip the idea before it gets to market. The actual implementation will have the bayonet inset in the phone, to keep the smooth back face.
"...and find it interesting that the company is giving the downloads away for free. This is likely because they know they can't sell the applications themselves while Apple is including iWork for free with all new iOS device purchases"
No. It's the only way to avoid giving Apple 30% of their cut.