Audiovox Car Connection Pro

Track your vehicle, access diagnostic info, and start your vehicle through your portable device or computer (wireless service by Sprint)

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Manage, monitor, and maintain

Keeping track of your car is one thing — keeping track of drivers is another. The Car Connection Pro GPS tracker from Audiovox lets you do both through one simple device that installs in your vehicle's OBDII port without tools. All you need to do is create an online account and you'll have instant access to your car's whereabouts and mechanical health from nearly anywhere.

Easy to install and use for instant updates

Plug the Car Connection Pro into your car's OBDII port (typically located under the steering wheel) — it's that easy. Then log in to Audiovox's My Car Connection website to register your vehicle, choose a plan, and activate your account. You'll be able to start tracking your vehicle from your computer, tablet, or smartphone once your registration is complete. Got a fleet of vehicles at your disposal? You can manage up to 20 different devices from one account.

A remote control for your vehicle

If you have installed a car security system that includes remote start, you can use the Car Connection Pro's smartphone app to get your car revved up while you're still in your pajamas. You can also adjust the climate controls to warm up or cool down the car while you're indoors. Let's say you need to let someone in the car to get something, and you're miles away. If your security system includes keyless entry, you can even unlock and lock the doors remotely with your smartphone.

Audiovox Car Connection

You can track your car's path using your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Real-time vehicle tracking

The Car Connection Pro utilizes Sprint wireless technology to provide the location, direction, speed, and history of your vehicle, including a path you can revisit later. The interface makes it easy to set geo-fence zones, so you'll always know where your vehicle is going. You can track your vehicle's location every 5 minutes when it's running, and every hour when it's not. You'll also be able to see its past history for the past 24 hours.

Got a teen who might be tempted to drive astray? You can establish geo-fence zones such as school, work, or home to make sure they're arriving safely and on time. The locator will send email or text alerts to your smartphone, tablet, or computer so you'll instantly be aware of boundary exits, which can be a real lifesaver if your vehicle gets towed or stolen.

If you find yourself constantly challenged to locate your vehicle in large parking lots, the LotSpot feature guides you back to your wheels no matter where you are, via Google™ walking instructions on nearly every type of smartphone.

Reduce dangerous phone use in the car

The Car Connection Pro lets you access the free ZoomSafer app for your driver's Android™ or BlackBerry® smartphone. Once installed on the driver's phone, the app allows the account holder to block the phone's texting and emailing functions while the vehicle is running, and limit the number of contacts available for hands-free calling. The app will even send a text message back to the original texter or caller informing them that the driver is busy. The app can activated from the Car Connection Pro account online, and works automatically for assigned phones.

Encourage safe and efficient driving

The Car Connection Pro's built-in accelerometer measures hard braking, fast acceleration, sharp turning, and other extreme driving maneuvers, recording these instances in a printable report which the user can review. If you've got a suspected leadfoot in the family, you can track exactly when and where they were putting the pedal to the metal. The Car Connection Pro report also includes a "driver score" for safe driving, which can be tracked and improved upon over time.

The Car Connection Pro also monitors daily driving habits for fuel consumption, including real-time miles per gallon. It can generate a report of your driving efficiency, with indicators for where you can improve your car's performance, including optimum speed and where you're idling the most often.

Stay on top of your car's health

Diagnostic trouble codes can be a real hassle for just about everyone but professional mechanics. You can save yourself a costly trip to the garage with the Car Connection Pro in your vehicle — it allows quick access to your vehicle's diagnostic information, including issues that'll trigger your "Check Engine" light. In many cases you'll be given a health rating for each specific problem. You can also use the account to schedule reminders for regular vehicle maintenance, such as fluids, belts, wiper blades, brakes, and more.

You can pay in installments of $9.95 per month per device or $79.95 per year per device, plus a one-time activation fee of $19.95 per device. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Note: In certain vehicles, the Car Connection Pro module may interfere with driver's knees or you may want to hide the device away. Audiovox's OBDHAR Y-harness accessory offers a simple solution.

Product Highlights:

  • cellular GPS vehicle locator/telematics device
  • plugs into vehicle's OBDII port
  • monitor vehicle using phone, tablet, or computer
  • tracking alerts by text or email
  • locks/unlocks vehicle doors and remotely starts vehicle (installed remote start/car security system with keyless entry required)
  • assign geo-fences remotely
  • find your car in a crowded parking lot through your phone
  • access to ZoomSafer smartphone app to prohibit texting and emailing while driving
  • records and reports unsafe driving practices
  • records and reports fuel efficiency
  • access vehicle diagnostic codes and set maintenance reminders
  • monthly or yearly subscription fee required
  • dimensions: 1-15/16"W x 1-1/16"H x 2-7/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Car Connection Pro plug-in device
  • 26" Connecting harness with 4-pin connector on one end and a right angle 2.5mm sub-mini plug on other end (VOXX part #4120260)
  • 26" Connecting harness with 3-pin connector on one end and a right angle 2.5mm sub-mini plug on other end (DEI part #CCHNPK)
  • Device Installation Walkthrough sheet

Product Research

Features

Overview: Car Connection Pro from Audiovox is an interactive convenience and monitoring tool for your vehicle. Using the free Audiovox Car Connection app on your smartphone, tablet or laptop, you can Lock/Unlock your doors, start your vehicle to cool down or heat up your vehicle, or monitor your vehicle's performance and whereabouts. The Car Connection Pro module plugs into your vehicle's OBDII port and a compatible remote start/security system. You must create an account on line and subscribe to the service (currently $10 a month).

Car Connection App: The Car Connection App allows you to monitor driving habits and vehicle location. When the module is connected to a Code Alarm remote start/security system, you can also use the app to lock and unlock the doors, open the trunk, start the vehicle, or activate the Panic Mode. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 6.1 or later, and can be found in the iTunes App Store. It also works with Android 2.3.3 and up, and is available from Google Play.

Installation: The Car Connection Pro module plugs into the OBDII port on your vehicle, which is located under the dash, usually within 3 feet of the driver's seat. In some vehicles, the module may interfere with the driver's knees. In this case, or if you wish to hide the module, the optional OBDHAR Y-harness can be purchased to move the module out of the way. The module works with most all foreign and domestic 1996 and newer cars, light trucks, minivans, and SUVs. Two 26" harnesses are provided with the Car Connection Pro module to interface with a Code Alarm (4-pin) or Directed Electronics (DEI) (3-pin) remote start/car security system.

Note: Car Connection Pro is compatible with the Code Alarm CA6554, CA6553, CA6154, CA5554, CA5154, and CA4554 remote start and car security systems.

Functions: The Car Connection Pro has multiple functions to monitor, protect, maintain, and control your vehicle. These functions include:

  • Remote Start: When the Car Connection Pro is connected to a compatible remote start system, you can start your vehicle using your smartphone. If the car is successfully started, you will receive a confirmation on your mobile device.
  • Keyless Entry: As with Remote Start, you can lock or unlock your car doors, and open the trunk using your smartphone.
  • Lot Spot: The Car Connection Mobile App includes the Lot Spot feature which automatically remembers your vehicle's location, and will provide walking directions to where your vehicle is parked using Google walking navigation.
  • Vehicle Location: You can track your vehicle's location using the app. This is especially useful for monitoring teenage or elderly drivers. It can also alert you and help you locate the vehicle in the event of a theft or if your vehicle is towed.
  • Safety Zones and Alerts: The Car Connection Pro app lets you set up Safety Zones, or Geo Fences in up to 5 locations. When the vehicle enters or exits a specific zone, an alert will be sent to your smartphone. In addition, you will be notified when the vehicle is driven at excessive speeds, aggressively accelerated, or the engine idled excessively.
  • Driver Scoring: The system will calculate a Driver Score based on driving behaviors. These reports may be used in Usage Based Insurance (UBI), or programs that offer insurance premium discounts for safe drivers. (See more below.)
  • Vehicle Health: You can keep up with routine maintenance, such as oil changes and tire rotation, receive trouble alerts, and diagnose the "Check Engine" light warnings.
  • Cell Phone Restriction: Through the use of the free ZoomSafer app, you can block the use of mobile devices while driving. ZoomSafer blocks all incoming and outgoing texts, emails, and phone calls while the vehicle is in motion. Once you have stopped driving, the phone and applications work like they normally do. (See more below.)
  • Fuel Economy: The Car Connection app lets you track your fuel consumption in real time, based on your actual driving habits. The app also helps you to learn how to maximize your fuel mileage.

ZoomSafer App: The Car Connection Pro works through the free ZoomSafer app to help promote safe driving, especially with teens. It minimizes distractions, and provides an active reminder not to use the phone while driving. The app can detect when you're driving and when you're stopped. While the vehicle is in motion, ZoomSafer enters Safe Mode--it silences alerts and notifications; blocks the ability to email, browse, or launch applications; incoming calls are silenced and redirected to your voice mailbox; and prevents you from making outgoing calls. Exceptions include calling 9-1-1, or using a hands-free device. A Passenger mode lets you regain full control of the mobile device, however, an automated alert will be sent to the account manager, notifying them the Passenger button has been pressed. The End of Drive button gives you quick access to your mobile device, once you have completed your drive. ZoomSafer lets you enter 3 Whitelist Numbers--phone numbers that will not be blocked when the callers attempt to call the user, such a parent or relative. ZoomSafer is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 6.1 or later, and Android devices running version 2.3.3 and up.

Insurance Discount: Car Connection Pro subscribers can possibly save hundreds of dollars per year on their car insurance premiums at an approved Insurance Partner. When you join the Car Insurance Discount Program, you agree to share your driving information with an approved Car Insurance Partner. Based on how safe you drive, you may be eligible for reduced premiums on your car insurance. The program was developed in partnership with Agnik's Vyncs Program, and your Car Connection Pro account will be linked with your Vyncs account. Your Driver Score is based on how risky your driving is, taking into account the amount of time you spend on the road, and how aggressively you drive. A low Driver Score indicates that you are more likely to get into an accident than someone with a high Driver Score. Current Car Insurance Partners include Liberty Mutual, American Family, The General, and others, and will vary by state. You will be able to choose an insurance provider once you set up your Vyncs account.

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