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Hyundai Safeguards families and monitors teen drivers

Hyundai SafeguardThe Hyundai Blue Link Vehicle Safeguards Alerts In-Vehicle App  for the 2015 Azera and will be coming soon on Genesis and Sonata models with in dash navigation systems.

Research found that teens in vehicles with monitoring devices took fewer risks while driving than unsupervised teens. When parents have a way to monitor the teens driving they drive more safely and now there is an app for that.

The app allows parents to monitor and set limits on their Hyundai’s speed, hours of operation and movements via text message, e-mail or both. An added bonus is the valet alert feature, that notifies the owner/parent when a valet takes the car outside a geo-fenced area.

Since it is an in-vehicle app,  the alerts also can be seen from inside the vehicle. For example, a teenage driver will see a notification in side the car while the parent will get a text message alerting them of the violation.

The alerts can then be used by parents to coach and remind teenage drivers that their driving habits are being monitored. The in-vehicle alerts are designed to get the attention of the teen driver and refocus them on driving safely.

VEHICLE SAFEGUARDS ALERTS IN-VEHICLE APP FEATURES

All alerts come via email, text message or both.

  • Speed Alert: Owners can pre-set a speed limit for their Hyundai vehicle and receive an alert when that speed is exceeded.
  • Curfew Alert: Owners can pre-set time intervals for when their Hyundai can and cannot be driven and receive an alert if it exceeds those limits.
  • Geo-Fence: Owners can designate boundaries and monitor their Hyundai’s movements in and out of them.
  • Valet Alert: Owners can receive an alert if their vehicle travels beyond a pre-set limit from the drop-off point.

The 2015 Azera also gets both the next-generation Blue Link system and Hyundai Assurance assistance.

Other ways parents can monitor teens is with the Automatic Smart Driving Assistant or the MotoSafety MPVAS1 Teen Safety OBD GPS Vehicle Tracking System Device.

Previously, the in-vehicle alerts were not available and subscribers could only set up and change alerts from myhyundai.com. A Personal Identification Number (PIN) is required to set up or modify alerts. The Blue Link system and Blue Link mobile app now allows parents and teens to have unique PINs with different authorization levels, putting the parent in control to secure the alert settings.