Back-to-School Auto Tech

A new school year equals an influx of recently licensed teens looking forward to driving themselves to school every day. But for the parents used to bearing the responsibility of driving, it can be a bit daunting to trust your young driver to venture off on their own. Enter Hum by Verizon, a connected car system to give parents peace of mind with features such as vehicle diagnostics, emergency roadside assistance and speed alerts. A newly expanded Hum product lineup now offers customers the ability to take calls from anyone and make calls to three of your favorite contacts directly from the Humx speaker*, even if you leave your phone behind. Tech Journalist Paul Hochman provides a timely review of how new driving technology can be an important part of keeping you family safer on the road.


• BOUNDARY ALERTS: Encourage your child to cultivate good habits on the road by setting speed and boundary alerts.
• VEHICLE DIAGNOSTICS: Hit the road without hesitation. You can check your car’s health from your phone and detect issues before you go.
• MECHANICS HOTLINE: Car questions? Connect to a certified mechanic for unbiased advice so you can be proactive about car issues and even save money.
• EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE: Get the peace of mind of knowing you’re never really alone on the road. If Hum detects a crash, it can automatically notify emergency services and send help your way.

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