Bouncie smart-device connects cars
Bouncie, a developer of products and applications for the automotive industry, introduced a connected vehicle device that aims to provide drivers with access to data from their automobile and help them become safer drivers in the process. Drivers can plug the device into the onboard diagnostics port of a vehicle, and with the smartphone app, view the following types of information:
- Driving Data – The system delivers real-time insights into driving habits. By monitoring key elements such as hard braking events, rapid acceleration, average speed, and trip history, parents can guide their teenager to becoming a safer and more reliable driver.
- Vehicle Location – Drivers can view their vehicle's location at any time. Plus, parents can create driving zones with Geo-Circles that alert them when family members enter or leave a designated area.
- Vehicle Health and Diagnostics – The device keeps track of vehicle health. If anything mechanical needs attention, drivers will receive an alert on their smartphone.
- Vehicle information – The system helps manage information about family vehicles and reminds drivers when it is time to update and renew insurance policies, vehicle registrations, licenses, and more.
Bouncie's smartphone app is intended to help families manage all of the vehicles in their household and give them access to safety features such as roadside assistance and maintenance reminders. Bouncie says the smart-device is compatible with nearly every vehicle manufactured during the past 20 years. The smartphone app is compatible with both iOS and Android and is available for download in the app marketplaces.