Chevy Has A New App that Lets Your Spouse Track Your Movements
Chevrolet has added a new feature to its myChevrolet App suite. The new app allows for a Chevy owner to track the location of the vehicle in real time. It also allows the user to set up geographical boundaries and alerts when the vehicle enters or leaves those areas. Finally, the app allows a Chevy owner to get notifications when their vehicle arrives at home.
There are many useful ways the new App, called Vehicle Locate, might be put to good use. We will get to those in just a moment. However, what we found funny was the example that Chevy used in its image. The Chevy "owner" is a person with a woman's styled fingernails holding a phone and tracking "Curt's Camaro" as Curt makes his way around town during his busy day. At each stop, the person with the phone gets a notice of Curt's exact whereabouts and his exact time at those locations. Presumably, the Camaro belongs to Curt, not the person keeping track of Curt.
Step back and think about just how psyched you would be if you brought home a new Camaro and your significant other was then able to see where you went with it. You'd love that, right?
Chevy offered a few real-world examples that we can relate to. Here they are in shortened form:
- The Connected Commuter – A working person lets their family know when they leave work.
- The Concerned Parent – Parents of teens can watch them and see where they take the car.
- The Modern Dater – Instead of sending out "Checked in safe" notices to a friend after a blind date or on-line "swipe right" hookup, the MyChevy app takes over and sends that notice from the car automatically. Even if you are now in the trunk.
- The Helpful Truck Owner – You loan your Silverado or Colorado to a buddy so he can move a kegerator. You can watch him and see where the truck goes.
We are poking a bit of fun at Chevy, but we see the upside to the new App and truth be told, your author uses a Cell Control Driver ID device to track his teens' car usage just like Chevy envisioned. He does not track his significant other as far as you know...