CHARLESTON, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zubie, a mobile services company focused on maximizing connected car capabilities for consumers and businesses, today announced its nationwide launch and solution availability in the App Store. The launch opens up the world of Zubie connected car benefits -- making driving and owning a car easier, safer and less expensive -- for Zubie members (subscribers) across the country.
The Zubie Key is a smart device that plugs directly into the car's On-board Diagnostics (OBD) port and captures valuable vehicle and driving data for car owners and drivers -- location tracking, driving patterns, vehicle health and alerts, and more. Zubie diagnoses engine trouble lights, and even provides information about repairs and repair costs, saving users money in parts and labor costs.
Zubie provides alerts on driving behavior, such as speeding, sudden braking, etc., and detailed reports to help improve family member (teens or elderly drivers) skills on the road. Knowing how they drive can help consumers improve their driving, potentially saving money in insurance premiums.
Always-Connected, Smart Car Technology -- With Zubie, the car is always connected and collecting data, independent of the phone or even location. This capability allows a parent to monitor a teen driver's location and driving behavior -- an advantage that takes driving scores beyond just fun and games to really improve safety.
Car Health Info -- Zubie translates engine warnings and battery alerts. If the car has any issues, Zubie can provide repair estimates. Zubie members will soon be eligible for discounts and deals on automotive service and repairs, and even insurance premiums. Plus, right at their fingertips, they will have the real-time market value of their cars based on important factors like mileage and how it is driven.
Family Safety Location and Driving Alerts -- Driving alerts for speeding, sudden acceleration or braking help family members become safer drivers, and protect the health of the car. Zubie members get notified when loved ones reach places that matter—like school, home, or work.
Driver Tools -- Zubie members can set up groups for secure, convenient travel coordination for carpools, group trips, business travel, and even a daily commute. Location-sharing eliminates the need for dangerous “where r u?” messaging. Zubie members can even see how their driving measures up based on Zubie's robust driving index.
"Whether for parents of teen drivers, people wanting to understand what they're paying for in car repairs, or those who want to take advantage of rewards for driver improvement and preventive car maintenance, Zubie delivers unparalleled benefits across the board," said Zubie Chief Executive Officer Tim Kelly. "We're excited to fully launch in the market and start building the 'Zubie Nation.'"
Zubie is a mobile services company focused on maximizing connected car capabilities for consumers and businesses The company, formerly known as GreenLight Connectivity Solutions, was formed in 2012, and is headquartered in Charleston, SC, with operational offices in the Minneapolis area.