Verizon expands the Hum line
Verizon Hum customers can now choose among three product options, including the premium HumX service, which includes a new Wi-Fi hot-spot capability, premium hardware, and a new mobile app. The HumX package contains a 4G LTE OBD-II device and a stainless-steel Bluetooth speaker that clips to a car's visor. The speaker supports HD voice/audio quality and has LED touch icons for contacting Hum customer support functions such as roadside assistance, mechanic hotline, and emergency assistance. HunX allows up to 10 devices to stream content over the Verizon 4G LTE network and has an enhanced vehicle-location feature that allows users to visualize their vehicle moving on a map. The standard Hum offering—including the core set of features like auto health and diagnostics, driving history, boundary and speed alerts, and vehicle location—will now be known as Hum+.
All three Hum tiers now include two brand-new services. Safety Score calculates driving behavior based on factors such as braking, cornering, acceleration and phone handling while driving. Safety Score also provides the driver with tips about safe driving. Navigation provides turn-by-turn voice-guided directions, search by location name or address, and multiple route options based on estimated trip time and level of traffic congestion.
Hum is compatible with more than 150 million passenger vehicles produced from 1996 onward. A free app can be downloaded from Google Play and Apple App stores. For more info, visit www.hum.com.