"Drivers can now easily buy a connectivity device that plugs into most vehicles produced over the past 16 years, instantly furnishing seamless interaction and connectivity inside and outside the vehicle," said Jeffrey J. Owens, Delphi chief technology officer. "Our device will help keep vehicles secure and operating optimally."
The Delphi connectivity system's key fob service operates over the Verizon Wireless network or via Bluetooth to remotely lock or unlock doors, open the trunk, start or stop the engine and operate a panic horn on select vehicles.
The Delphi Connected Car App and the Connected Car Website will display the last location where a vehicle was parked; the address and coordinates where it is situated; and a map with directions to the vehicle.
To help families stay aware of their drivers whereabouts, the system will designate up to six circular "fences" around locations where drivers are permitted to travel and will issue alerts when the vehicle enters or exits a fenced area.The system's Live Tracking feature enables real-time vehicle tracking with five-second updates, showing vehicle speed and heading. The system also will report on the vehicle's condition and display a list of issues found. The trip-logging feature provides a summary of all trips from engine start to engine stop, as well as such detailed information on recent trips as:
- Total Distance
- Start date/time
- Start location
- End date/time
- End location
- Engine idle time
- Map view of trip start and end locations
- Check engine light
- Battery voltage
- High RPM (greater than 4000 for 5 seconds)
- Geo-fences entry and exit
- High speed (over 75 mph for 5 seconds)
- E-mails for geo-fences and high-speed alerts