Hum Verizon allows your old car for Smart Car

Hum Verizon allows your old car for Smart Car -

Hum is a Verizon device that allow your old car to behave like a smart car. It essentially consists of two main components: a dongle that plugs into the OBDII diagnostic port of your car and a Bluetooth device that clips to the sun visor. The device is capable of generating diagnostics, offers users the mechanic hotline and the Bluetooth phone interface and roadside assistance.

Hum was announced at the International North American Auto Show in January. According to the product manager for Verizon Telematics, Michael Maddux, Hum is a product that is designed for normal people who just want more security and diagnostics for their cars, especially older cars instead of car enthusiasts who as modern cars kind. As it works with OBD II, therefore it is able to be installed in any car model sold in the US after 1996. In addition, he works with iOS and Android.

The dongle application will provide information such as the vehicle fuel economy, and the health of the car. In the example, if you start car and Check Engine light on, the application will be able to tell you why it is on. It is almost similar to automatic dongle. The difference is that you can use the sun visor device to call the hotline of a mechanic where ASE certified mechanic can help you check the problem with your car and let you know if it is safe to drive your car or what the repair cost if you opt to solve the problem. On top of that, the dongle is equipped with a GPS that allow you to find where you park your car or if it is urgent, the dongle will be able to identify the exact location click on the button.

If you are interested in owning one, Verizon will not charge you for the material, but you must subscribe to the service for $ 14.99 per month and $ 12.99 for any additional vehicles you want to connect. Besides that, Hum will be available to everyone and not only for Verizon customers.

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