This does not mean that parents should put their children under house arrest until age 20, and at the same time, they should not allow them to drive completely unsupervised immediately after earning their driver's license. With the new technology available through VehSmart, a parent can provide multiple levels of assistance to their teen driver -; even if the parent is not in the car with the teenager.
VehSmart uses telematics, a new technology, which combines existing GPS and communications technology to form a hybrid safety and emergency notification system. As an easily installed aftermarket device that, unlike OnStar, is available on all vehicles, VehSmart allows parents to monitor their teen's driving habits, as well as give them the capability to provide assistance through emergency notification, making it the only product to offer such features.
Through the device, parents can be notified by e-mail or mobile phone as to whether the teenager drives at excessive speeds or enters a preselected restricted area. Parents can use a real-time GPS locator feature to see their teenager's vehicle on a computer so they can know when and where their teenager drives. With this information, parents can teach safer and more responsible driving behaviors.
Parents can also give their nerves a much-needed rest knowing that VehSmart's most important feature keeps young drivers within a button's push of emergency services. Drivers can press VehSmart's exclusive remote panic button on their key fob when they are in an emergency or feel threatened for any reason. The panic button contacts a 24/7/365 call center. The call center can locate the vehicle immediately via satellite and can call the teen's cell phone or other prelisted contacts, immediately dispatching roadside assistance or other emergency services as necessary.
For additional information about this one-of-a-kind product or to find purchasing information, visit www.vehsmart.com.