Chevy Teen Driver System
The spring of every year marks a new crop of teen drivers hitting the road with their licenses and their first new taste of actual independence. While this is an exhilarating feeling for the newly minted drivers, its more than a cause for a little worry among their parents and guardians. Chevrolet is using the new 2016 Chevy Malibu to introduce a new safety system called “Chevy Teen Driver.” This new suite of software can allow parents to encourage safe driving habits with their new teen drivers without being in the vehicle. Limits can be preset by matching programmable keyfobs for each driver of the car with Teen Driver system that is controlled through Chevy MyLink.
Parents can monitor several different measurements within the Chevy Teen Driver system in the new 2016 Malibu. From a single slide on the Chevy Mylink System, parents will be able to see the total number of miles driven, the top speed the vehicle reached, stability control events, as well as if there were warnings for forward collision warnings issued or if crash mitigation braking was enabled. For families with multiple teen drivers, multiple keyfobs can be programmed with varying levels of permissions for maximum speed, muting audio functions until seat belts are fastened, etc.
When the Chevy Teen Driver system is engaged, a driver signed into the vehicle with a pre-programmed keyfob cannot disable safety features like blind spot monitoring, cross-traffic alerts or traction control. Most importantly, because Chevrolet is so dedicated to driver safety, the Teen Driver program is not a subscriptions service. It is included as a part of the standard equipment load out on certain trim models of the upcoming 2016 Chevy Malibu.
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