Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Alleviate Worry With the New Vehicle Locate Feature

MT. PLEASANT, Mich -- The myChevrolet mobile app recently received a new feature that will help ease loved ones' worries and make the process of checking-in more convenient. The feature is called Vehicle Locate and it allows Chevy owners to send automated text alerts to friends and family when their connected vehicle enters or leaves a designated boundary area, or arrives at or departs from an address. Owners can also use the feature to pinpoint the location of their connected vehicle at any given time. 

The new mobile app update replaces the Family Link service, which was solely web-based. When you set up the new vehicle locate, you can create boundary areas, as wide as a 20-mile radius or as small as a specific address. You can then select you should receive alerts when your vehicle enters or leaves that designated area. Up to 10 people can receive a specific boundary alert, and each party is given the option to opt in. 

Alejandra Gonzalez, product manager for Chevrolet's remote services said of the new feature: 

"At Chevrolet, we aim to make our drivers' lives easier through smart and purposeful technologies...Vehicle Locate provides both drivers and their loved ones with peace of mind in a variety of different drive-related scenarios." 

The functionality of the new feature goes beyond just keeping families connected. Chevrolet has identified a number of different scenarios where Vehicle Locate makes it easier to stay in touch, including: 

  • The Connected Commuter: A working professional who regularly notifies family or friends once they have left work or are nearing home. Vehicle locate eliminates the need to send a text by automatically sending out a notification.
  • The Concerned Parent: When teenagers start driving, it can be a constant point of worry for any parent. To help minimize worry, parents can work with their new drivers to receive automatic alerts when the vehicle arrives at school or when it leaves a designated radius.
  • The Modern Dater: Blind and online dates can be exciting, but the idea of meeting up with a stranger can also be somewhat concerning. Instead of regularly texting friends and family members updates on your whereabouts, daters can have their vehicle automatically send out a text once it has left the planned restaurant or once the vehicle has arrived back at home.
  • The Helpful Truck Owner: Truck owners often get requests to let friends borrow their vehicle to help move or transport large items. Vehicle Locate can help you keep tabs on your truck and anticipate its return.
Vehicle Locate will be available to Chevy owners that have an eligible 2012 model year or newer Chevrolet vehicle. The service is part of the Remote Access Plan, which also provides mobile app features like remote key fob services to remotely start, stop, lock, and unlock properly equipped GM vehicles, and on-demand diagnostics to troubleshoot common issues. 

At Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858. 

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