With everything around us becoming “smart,” cars and vehicles have joined the technology track. Many cars have the capability of services like Onstar. However, if you drive an older car or one that has not joined the connection market, you can end up hitting some roadblocks. To combat this, why not turn every car into a smart and connected vehicle? In comes Verizon Hum, here to revolutionize the way we interact with cars.
What is Verizon Hum?
Verizon Hum is the newest app from Verizon, which takes the way we work with cars to another level of efficiency and ease. Older cars and those without the connective capabilities pre-installed lack the benefits that companies like Onstar can provide. That is a market of over 150 million cars which Verizon Hum has now targeted. Verizon Hum extends the features of Onstar to every single car on the road, catering to that niche market of vehicles without a connection. Hum provides drivers a way to monitor the health of their car, pinpointed roadside assistance, stolen vehicle assistance, and exclusive savings and deals.
Verizon Hum provides diagnostics on all aspects of your vehicle. The Hum reader plugs into the on board diagnostics port to see what is going on under the hood of your car. Monthly auto reports and diagnostics keep you well informed about the health of your vehicle and if there are any major changes that need to be made. Verizon Hum can check for fuel economy, engine diagnostic errors, battery charge level, transmission coolant temperature, and more. If there are any repairs that need to be made, Hum will not only tell you but will also provide a cost estimate and connect you to a mechanic through a hotline.
Verizon Hum also has GPS capabilities which can track your car anytime and anywhere. It uses push notifications to keep you informed of things like speed and location. Hum offers a customizable geographic boundary, and if your vehicle is located outside of this range, the app will automatically watch where your car is and what it is doing. Tracking the movements of the vehicle, Hum can send the location of your car whenever. Hum can send the exact location of your vehicle to local authorities if your car is stolen. Hum can also send your location if you require immediate roadside assistance. Whether you need to track where your car is or just don’t remember where you parked, Hum can pinpoint your vehicle from miles away.
Hum’s Bluetooth connection makes the app function at its best. Because of Bluetooth technology, you have the ability to keep the app connected to you and your vehicle. Hum uses Bluetooth to also check in on you in the event of an accident. Hum will call you to make sure you are okay. If you don’t respond, the app will relay your location to local authorities, who can then come and assist you. There is also a panic button you can press in case things get really sour, which will immediately call 911. Hands- free assistance is now an option because of Bluetooth.
Verizon Hum is an app that leaves drivers with a peace of mind. The sheer plethora of options and capabilities keeps drivers well informed about the status of their vehicle. And all this information comes through a cellular connection! Hum is straightforward, convenient, and available for Android and Apple. It offers a great backup to just having a mobile phone to rely on for assistance. For cars without connective capabilities, Verizon Hum can come to the rescue.
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- On December 1, 2016