US: AT&T recently announced the availability of its Audiovox Car Connection™ Elite Series, a telematics and location-based service solution designed to help consumers monitor, manage and maintain vehicle health and safety from 22nd November,2013. AT&T will exclusively provide wireless 3G connectivity for the Car Connection Elite and consumers will be able to access up to the minute information through a mobile app or web interface.
The Audiovox Car Connection™ Elite Series is a do-it-yourself plug-in On-Board Diagnostic (OBDII) device that will work on almost all 1996 and newer model year vehicles. The solution allows you to know where your vehicle is and can provide you walking directions to where it is parked when needed. Users can setup safety zones and receive alerts when a driver enters or exits those zones. The device can reduce driver distraction by restricting cell phone usage (presently available for Android and BlackBerry only) and provides driver scores to coach young drivers. It also monitors your vehicles health with diagnostic reports and reviews recent trips to help monitor fuel consumption which may allow you to conserve gas and save money.
Audiovox Car Connection™ Elite Series will be available on www.att.com or through AT&T retail stores at a price of $179.99. The product comes with no contract required, no activation fee, and only needs a $10 per month data plan.