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Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Audiovox Electronics Corporation (AEC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of
VOXX International Corp. (NASDAQ: VOXX), announced today that the company's brand new
Car Connection™ Telematics device is now available at retail outlets nationwide. Car Connection lets the consumer
Monitor, Manage, and
Maintain their vehicle's health, driving habits, location, and through optional ZoomSafer technology, even restrict cell phone usage while driving. Car Connection will utilize the Sprint wireless network in the
U.S.A and the real-time monitoring capability will go through OmniLink. Full roll out at retailers nationwide will be during Q4, 2012.
"Car Connection is one of the most exciting products we have brought to market in some time. As our tag line says, it will allow consumers to Monitor, Manage and Maintain their vehicles health; the habits of the drivers…knowing how fast or aggressively your teenage son is driving or whether your daughter is using her cell phone while driving or where your aging parent has wandered off to with the family car," said
Tom Malone, President of Audiovox Electronics.
Car Connection utilizes an innovative user interface accessible from your laptop, tablet or smart phone that allows you to monitor driving habits and vehicle location using Safety Zones (Geo-fences), stolen vehicle recovery, and even find your way back to your vehicle in a crowded parking lot with Car Connection's built-in Lot Spot™ feature.
An online account with Omnilink is required to activate all the Car Connection features. Two services plan options: 1)
$9.95 per month +
$19.95 one- time activation fee or 2)
$89.95 per year (over
$25 savings) +
$19.95 one device activation fee provide consumers with the flexibility to select the package that best suits their needs.
Car Connection allows consumers to print out vehicle diagnostic reports to bring to their mechanic; lets you monitor fuel economy and can even assist in the coaching of young or elderly drivers. One of the key features of the product is its ability, through optional activation of the ZoomSafer software, to manage the driver's cell phone use even eliminating the ability to text while driving.