Chevy Teen Driver technology is an exciting tool for parents available as an option in every new Chevrolet sold at Huber Chevrolet. As parents, teaching our kids good driving habits can be difficult, as is toeing the line between guidance and micromanagement. How do you teach your teen not to be distracted? How can you ensure they don’t exceed the speed limit even when you’re not in the car? Chevy Teen Driver technology helps with all of that and more.
So how does it work? To active Chevy Teen Driver, you need to go into the settings menu of your Chevy MyLink infotainment system and select the “Teen Driver” option. You’ll be prompted to create a four-digit PIN and then register a specific key fob that your teen will use. All of the features of Teen Driver will be linked to that fob, and you can de-register it at any time.
When your teen is driving the car, Chevy Teen Driver technology will effectively do five different things:
- It will disable the ability to shift out of park for 20 seconds if the driver’s seatbelt is unbuckled.
- It will alert the driver when they exceed a preset speed.
- It will limit the maximum possible speed of the vehicle.
- It will limit the maximum possible volume of the vehicle’s speakers.
- It will mute the speaker audio until both driver and front passengers have their seatbelts fastened.
You can enable or disable these limits and customize their thresholds at will, and after your teen is done driving, you can use the PIN number you created to access report cards for your teen’s driving behavior. This report card will show everything from distance driven and maximum speed to forward collision alerts and tailgating alerts.
Contact us at Huber Chevrolet if you have any more questions about Chevy Teen Driver technology.