Hum by Verizon, a technology designed to make cars smarter and safer has unveiled an enhanced version of the product.
Beginning last month, families and their loved ones can benefit from new location-based features derived from geofencing technology, keeping them connected wherever the road may take them. With new features that include real-time monitoring of vehicle location, speed and activity, hum adds a layer of comfort, security and independence.
“Family members now have the opportunity to remain connected to their teenage drivers, elderly parents and others on the road, putting them in the passenger seat, even if they’re miles away,” Michael Maddux, the Director of Product Development at Verizon Telematics said. “Parents can now sleep well at night knowing their precious cargo is safe on the road, and drivers can enjoy the added freedom that comes with that peace of mind.”
The new enhancements include boundary alerts that allow subscribers to establish boundaries for their vehicle and receive a notification when the vehicle enters or exits the area, speed alerts that offer ability to select a maximum speed limit and receive alerts when the vehicle exceeds that limit, vehicle location which is a map-based tracking of the vehicle’s location, speed and travel direction, allowing subscribers to view the past five requested locations as well as driving history that is a key trip-based driving information to track driving efficiency, including duration, start and end times, idle times and max/avg. speeds.
Hum is compatible with more than 150 million passenger vehicles on the road today. Hum provides subscribers with an easy, self-installed solution to help predict potential issues and prevent breakdowns as well as offer protection when problems do arise. At the simple press of a button, drivers receive diagnostic information, pinpoint roadside assistance and live consultation with ASE-certified mechanics and emergency personnel on-demand.
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