Have you ever thought about parental controls for your vehicle? Let’s say you are the parent of a new driver. Your child just received their driver’s license, and they are ready to hit the road. It’s certainly an exciting milestone for the family—though at times it can be worrisome. So, gear up to keep a closer eye on your vehicle.

 
When you think of “parental controls,” what comes to mind? Perhaps you picture parents limiting access to certain TV stations for their children, or restricting the number of time kids spend playing video games or phone apps. But have you ever thought about parental controls for your vehicle?
 
Let us say you are the parent of a new driver. Your child just received their driver’s license, and they are ready to hit the road. It is indeed an exciting milestone for the family—though at times it can be worrisome, especially if your child is driving late at night or long distances. Often parents can feel insecure not knowing the status of their young driver. 
 
HARMAN’s Parental Controls Solution powered by the HARMAN Ignite platform is providing parents with peace of mind while their young drivers are out on the road. The solution enables OEMs to develop mobile applications that empower car owners to monitor the location and status of their vehicles.
 
This solution isn’t just for parents though—it’s useful for any driver who just wants to keep a closer eye on their car. Here is a preview of some of the key features of the Parental Controls Solution:
 
Custom Alerts
 
Do you want to be notified when your vehicle enters or leaves a defined geographical area? Create customized alerts for specific times of the day and/or days of the week, and get notifications when the vehicle moves.
 
Real-Time Vehicle Monitoring
 
Keep track of a vehicle's location and the condition of the car in real-time. Check the status of the ignition, the door locks, the trunk, or the windows. Additionally, the solution allows for monitoring of critical vehicle sensors, such as the fuel and oil level, tire pressure, and battery life
 
Valet Mode
 
If you’re parking your car via valet, and want to monitor the status of it, look no further than the valet mode. This feature allows users to set alarms that notify them when the vehicle moves more than a specific distance from its current location, and when it exceeds the local speed limit.
 
Additional functions include:
 
• Monitoring vehicle health
• Reviewing trip histories
• Monitoring hard acceleration and breaking
• Creating driver scores
 
Whether you want to keep tabs on your young driver, monitor aspects like fuel level and tire pressure, or you just want to find comfort in knowing where your car is at all time, HARMAN’s Parental Controls Solution for OEMs delivers it all.