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Engage a Teen Save Mode

June 24, 2015
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Everyone knowns that teenage style of driving is awful. So no wonder that youngsters are at a much higher risk of crashing than anyone else.

According to the research conducted by Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering, 81% of respondents aged 18 to 24 liked the idea of setting a speed limit and restrictions concerning the number of passengers at once. Apart from that more that 60% of those surveyed raised their voices for limiting the geographic areas a car could travel.

Meeting the needs of youngsters and parents Chevrolet Maliby 2016 proposes a Teen Save Mode aimed to prevent accidents on the road. The main peculiarity of this mode is that it is associated to the key fob of a young driver, so it is turned on automatically every time a teen drives a car. It will:

  • inform parents about the speed of driving and sound an alarm when the speed limit selected by parents is broken;
  • turn on Forward Collision Alert and other safety features automatically;
  • turn off the radio until front safety belts are fastened;
  • control the volume of the radio.

The main purpose of this car parental control is to develop driving habits among teens – just like parental control applications on smartphones and tablets educate correct online behavior among children.

As well as a parental control mode in a car, an application installed on a teen’s digital device serves a common purpose: to protect a kid and prevent possible dangers. Like safety mode, an app informs parents about all activities of the user, especially dangerous ones. Moreover, enhanced apps like Pumpic allow parents to set Geo-fences – looks like limiting of geographic areas a car can travel.

The statistics says that drivers want to extend the possibilities of car parental controls as it is impossible to overstress the importance of protection of young drivers on the road. The same goes with the online protection of youngsters – and here Pumpic application will come in handy.

Rachel Fowlers
Rachel Flowers is a journalist with a big passion for technologies. She has recently graduated from San Francisco State University and sees herself as a freelance writer. She enjoys blogging about computer and mobile technologies as well as different software. In her free time, she learns coding and foreign languages. Contact .

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