The myChevrolet mobile app recently received a new feature that will help ease loved ones’ worries and make the process of checking-in more convenient. The feature is called Vehicle Locate1 and it allows Chevy owners to send automated text alerts to friends and family when their connected vehicle enters or leaves a designated boundary area, or arrives at or departs from an address. Owners can also use the feature to pinpoint the location of their connected vehicle at any given time.
The new mobile app update replaces the Family Link service, which was solely web-based. When setting up Vehicle Locate, users can create boundary areas, as wide as a 20-mile radius or as small as a specific address. Users can then select who should receive alerts when their vehicle either enters or leaves that designated area. Up to 10 people can receive a specific boundary alert, and each party has to opt-in.
“At Chevrolet we aim to make our drivers’ lives easier through smart and purposeful technologies,” said Alejandra Gonzalez, product manager, Remote Services, Chevrolet. “Vehicle Locate provides both drivers and their loved ones with peace of mind in a variety of different drive-related scenarios.”
The functionality of the new feature goes beyond keeping families connected. Chevrolet has identified a handful of different scenarios where Vehicle Locate makes it easier to stay connected:
Vehicle Locate is available to owners of eligible 2012 model year or newer Chevrolet vehicles in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The service is part of the Remote Access Plan, which also provides mobile apps features like remote key fob services to remotely start, stop, lock and unlock properly equipped GM vehicles, and on-demand diagnostics to troubleshoot common issues.
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