OtoSense is developing technology that uses sound to pinpoint mechanical issues in a car engine

The noises an engine makes can say a lot about engine health. Startup OtoSense wants use machine hearing to help you find the broken piece in a complicated engine just by sound.

OtoSense is developing an app so car owners can better ‘listen’ to their cars, Springwise reports. The AudioHound app will process audio signals using a portable device, like a smartphone or car dashboard, and use OtoSense’s proprietary technology to pinpoint issues in engines.

While consumer products from OtoSense have yet to hit the market, the company now sells a hardware kit for developers to explore the platform’s potential. OtoSense hopes that their technology will be built into vehicles in the future, so every time you start your engine, your car could be diagnosing itself.

OtoSense recently joined Samsung’s ARTIK Internet of Things accelerator.

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The noises an engine makes can say a lot about engine health. Startup OtoSense wants use machine hearing to help you find the broken piece in a complicated engine just by sound.

OtoSense is developing an app so car owners can better ‘listen’ to their cars, Springwise reports. The AudioHound app will process audio signals using a portable device, like a smartphone or car dashboard, and use OtoSense’s proprietary technology to pinpoint issues in engines.

While consumer products from OtoSense have yet to hit the market, the company now sells a hardware kit for developers to explore the platform’s potential. OtoSense hopes that their technology will be built into vehicles in the future, so every time you start your engine, your car could be diagnosing itself.