Get notified about car issues, reckless driving habits and other hazards to help your child become a more confident driver.
Watching your child pull out of the driveway and drive away on their own is a stressful moment for every parent.
You want to ensure that the youngest driver in your house is as prepared as possible for anything that may happen while they're behind the wheel. Your teenager wants their freedom, but you want to make sure they are staying safe. Luckily, with the right technology you can gain peace of mind knowing everything from where the vehicle is to whether your teen is speeding or driving recklessly.
TELUS Drive+ is a new device and mobile app that helps parents monitor their teen's driving habits remotely. With real-time notifications and vehicle status updates, the technology can reassure parents that their child is driving safely — and help them address potential hazards before they occur.
Keep tabs on the driver and the vehicle
In the early days of your teen driving, you may want to keep a closer eye where they are driving. Using the app's vehicle tracking feature, worried parents can check to see if their child has arrived safely at their destinations. The feature pinpoints the exact location of the car and can even send you a notification if the car is going outside of pre-determined boundaries that you established with your teen.
The vehicle tracker also benefits your teen. The panic of trying to remember where they parked is long gone. They can simply open the app to find the location of their car in a packed parking lot— perfect for malls and multi-storey parkades.
Stay on top of the vehicle's health
No parent wants their teen stranded on the side of the road in the middle of the night. To help keep the vehicle in tip top shape, TELUS Drive+ is equipped with alerts to notify the driver when the car needs maintenance. Being aware of potential issues ensures that you're able to deal with them before your precious cargo is even in the car, meaning you won't have to worry about them running into unexpected mechanical problems while on the road.
One of the most practical aspects of the app is that it constantly tracks and alerts drivers on how well the car is running. Without visiting a mechanic, you and your adult-in-the-making will have an always-on view of what's running smoothly and what needs monitoring. If you're on the road and a dashboard light flashes, just pull over and consult the app; it'll tell you how serious the issue is, including whether or not you need to take immediate action. This is very helpful for a new driver who may not know their way around a vehicle yet.
Fix bad habits with driving notifications
Acting fast to fix your teen's bad driving habits is an incredibly effective way of keeping them safe on the road. They're probably used to having you act as their in-car driving instructor — but, when you're no longer in the passenger seat to correct their mistakes, they might lose focus.
With TELUS Drive+, you can get real-time notifications about your teen's driving habits, such as when they're speeding or when they've left the lights on, doors unlocked or gas tank low. This gives you the info you need to address bad driving behaviours with your teen as they occur, helping ensure they're learning good habits in the early years of driving.
The technology available to drivers these days is smarter than it's ever been, and TELUS Drive+ is one of the most user-friendly apps in the business. After downloading the app, all you need to do is plug the device into your car's OBD-II port. Most vehicles 1996 or newer in Canada have the proper port – you can check your vehicle's compatibility here.
Handing over your keys to your child doesn't need to be nerve-wracking. With TELUS Drive+ you can leverage the power of technology to keep your teen safe while they are on the road.