Vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for drivers aged 16-25. Chevrolet, however, thinks it has an answer to the problem.
Teen Driver is a non-subscription service that parents can install by registering their teen’s key fob in the settings of their car. It’s basically like a stand-in for parents– it will mute the car’s audio system until the driver has fastened his or her seatbelt, and speed limits can be preset. If the driver exceeds the limit, the system sends out a warning. Teen Driver also offers several additional features including automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, and forward collision alert.
Basically, the kids won’t learn how to drive the car properly on their own, since the car will do it for them.
Teen Driver will be available in 2017 models of the Chevy Bolt EV, Camaro, Colorado, Cruze, Malibu, Silverado, Silverado HD, Suburban, Tahoe and Volt.
At what point do you determine your kid is responsible enough to drive?