Feb 182016
 February 18, 2016  Business, Surveillance

Chris Morran writes:

Do you have a teen driver in your household and want to know every time they get a little overzealous with the accelerator? Or maybe you’re pretty sure your spouse’s frequent trips to “the office” are not so innocent? If so, then an upcoming update for Verizon’s “hum” in-car smart device might be just what you’re looking for.

The $15/month hum service was originally launched to collect vehicle diagnostics, connect users to roadside assistance, provide maintenance reminders. But this morning Verizon announced that it will be adding a slew of new features for the hum, including:

Boundary alerts: Lets you set up a boundary and receive alerts when your vehicle exits and enters the area. So if your kid promised he was just driving a mile away to Josh’s, you’ll know he’s lying when you get a message that your car crossed the boundary five miles away. Or maybe you and the spouse are enjoying some romantic private time because your teen is 20 miles away at some concert. That boundary alert telling you he’s on his way back home will give you time to clean up that mess you made in the kitchen trying to reenact that scene from 9-1/2 Weeks.

Read more on The Consumerist.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link.

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