GM To Introduce New Tech To Help Parents Monitor Their Teen Drivers
The biggest worry for parents with vehicles is when their teen kids desire to drive the car. Parents avoid giving them car keys because they fear they will drive fast and carelessly. But when the kids win their parents’ hearts with their stubbornness and drive, the next big concern for the parents is their safety.
Here is a good news for such parents: General Motors has announced to launch a new set of technological tools which will help parents keep track of their children when they are driving. The company wants to reduce the risk of injury for teen drivers by giving some power to their parents. Parents can use these tools to condition their children for safe driving by providing them with necessary instructions and guidance for driving.
“We developed this system so parents could use it as a teaching tool with their kids — they can discuss and reinforce safe driving habits,” said MaryAnne Beebe, General Motors safety engineer. “As a mother of two, I know anything that has the potential of keeping one’s family safer is of great value to parents.”
These tools will enable parents to let their children know when they are going over speed. They will just adjust the settings in car system that will admonish their children when they will exceed the pre-set speed limit.
If the children ignore the warnings, the system will generate a report. When the children will come back home, the system will provide parents with this “vehicle report card.” This report card will give information about the driving routine of their children, i-e they may know how far their teens go and at which speed they move the vehicle.
The system, which seems extremely needed one, will be launched in the next year Chevrolet Malibu. General Motors has revealed its plans to introduce the tools in all the cars that will be unveiled in future.
Along with allowing parents to set speed limits and generating driving reports, the tools will have certain other functions too. To illustrate, a child who carelessly doesn’t fasten the seat belt, will not be able to enjoy radio. Additionally, parents can set the maximum volume of radio, so that their child should not impair his hearing by listening too loud music.
Similarly, the system will create alerts for any forward collision and will give automatic light control.
Steve Majoros, marketing director of Chevrolet said:
“The first step with this technology is to make sure that all drivers and passengers within the car are safe, In addition to innovative safety technologies like this, you will see efficiency, advanced connectivity and stunning design in the 2016 Malibu.”
Abubaker Zahoor writes on diverse topics with special interest in innovations, tech-ethics, and inter-and intra- organizational business relationships.