Amped up for connected autos, but not looking to change your car in the near future? Verizon has an intriguing new platform that guarantees 24-hour roadside aid (counting crisis help), car monitoring, tracking stolen cars, parking features and then some, for a $14.99 month to month subscription. Now it is clear why Verizon and General Motors ended their partnership on the OnStar systems; Verizon recently reported its own contending platform dubbed Verizon Vehicle to assist drivers nationwide.
Verizon Vehicle is made of an on-board diagnostics (OBD)reader, which the company says can be effectively set up by anybody, and a Bluetooth speaker that joins with the sun visor in the auto and gives controls to the framework. The product works based on a monthly subscription and also offers GPS-based roadside support. Subscribers are also provided with an incident alarm system that gives emergency aid if a mishap happens. But that is not all. All drivers who book the service will have access to a single –button SOS feature, upkeep alarms and direct links to the A.S.E mechanics and care location aid.
The OBD II reader offer data concerning the auto’s digital system aiding to disentangle those “check motor” light problems and giving info about gas consumption. It will additionally watch the auto’s location at all times. This data is sent remotely to the Verizon Vehicle iOS or Android application.
The Bluetooth-empowered speaker attaches to the car’s visor. By pressing a simple button, drivers can get live help from operators or talk specifically with the Mechanics Hotline to examine issues, get repair hints and repair expense estimates. Also if the driver has an accident, Verizon Vehicle will know and contact emergency services without any direction from the possibly injured driver.
Verizon Vehicle equipment comes free with a two-year subscription However, drivers have to pay a month to month charge for every vehicle they decide to introduce it in. The primary car will cost $14.99 every month (without tax); every extra auto will be an additional $12.99.
According to Verizon statists, the service could back over 200 million vehicles that are presently in the U.S. and are not connected to comparable services. The platform supports more than 9,000 diverse auto models. In fact, Verizon bragged it should work with about every car manufactured and retailed in the U.S. since 1996. Verizon announced that it will offer more details at the official nationwide release, sometime this spring, most probably starting April.
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