Spouses and children frequently are asked to “check in” from time to time while they are away from home. A new feature on the myChevrolet mobile app will make that task easier.
Called Vehicle Locate, the app allows Chevy owners to send automated text alerts to family and friends when their connected vehicle enters or leaves a designated boundary area, or arrives at or departs from an address. Owners also can use the feature to pinpoint the location of their connected vehicle at any given time.
The 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,” says Alejandra Gonzalez, product manager of remote services for Chevrolet. “Vehicle Locate provides both drivers and their loved ones with peace of mind in a variety of different drive-related scenarios.”
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 app 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.