Project Freematics was founded by Stanley Huang in 2013. The name Freematics stands for Free (as in freedom) Telematics. The goal of the project is to make it freer, easier and cheaper for people to get access to vehicle data retrieved from vehicle OBD-II port, GPS and other sensors like accelerometer and gyro, and tinker with them, by use of open-source hardware like Arduino.
Freematics started as a hobby project, and was boosted by a Kickstarter funding campaign carried out in early 2014. A series of products and kits based on open-source hardware are developed and supported by originally developed and actively maintained open-source libraries and software. The project is regularly exhibited in Maker Faires since 2013. Stanley is also the author of MediaCoder.