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Audiovox Car Connection
Track your vehicle and access diagnostic info through your portable device or computer (Model CCOBD2S)
Item # 220CCOBD2S | MFR # CCOBD2S
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Our take on the Audiovox Car Connection by Crutchfield's Dominic DeVito
Manage, monitor, and maintain
Keeping track of your car is one thing — keeping track of drivers is another. The Audiovox Car Connection 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 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.
You can track your car's path using your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Real-time vehicle tracking
The Car Connection utilizes 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 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 account online, and works automatically for assigned phones.
Encourage safe and efficient driving
The Car Connection'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 report also includes a "driver score" for safe driving, which can be tracked and improved upon over time.
The Car Connection 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 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 $89.95 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 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.
Note: Use of GPS tracking devices may be regulated by local, state, or federal law.
What's in the Box:
- OBDII interface module
- Quick Reference Guide
- Warranty Card
- 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
- 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
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Overview: The Audiovox Car Connection is a cellular GPS device that sends location, diagnostic, and safety alerts to your smartphone or computer from your vehicle. The Car Connection interface module simply plugs into your vehicle's OBDII port, which is located under the dash of most vehicles that were manufactured after 1996. Once you've plugged in the Car Connection module, and registered your vehicle online from the Car Connection website, and signed up for a service plan - it begins sharing vital information with you that immediately improves your safety and security.
Car Connection Service Plans: Two service plans are available which give you unlimited day-to-day usage of the Car Connection system in the United States (not available outside the USA). Service Plans include:
- $9.95 per a month + $19.95 one-time wireless carrier device activation fee per device
- $89.95 per a year + $19.95 one-time wireless carrier device activation fee per device (a savings of over $25.00)
Note: You can register up to 20 Car Connection devices. A monthly service plan is required for each device. Click here for registration instructions.
Vehicle Health: The Audiovox Car Connection lets you know what your mechanic knows before you go in for service, as well as provides friendly service reminders. Car Connection will send alerts and reminders by text or email if there is any health related issues concerning your vehicle.
- Maintenance Alerts: You can monitor your vehicle's diagnostic health. When your Check Engine light comes on, you have the ability to log into the Car Connection website and determine the most likely cause of your issue. Car Connection provides a numeric value as well as a visual health value in a Red, Yellow, or Green format (Green being the most optimum performance). This information is updated on the Car Connection website every 24 hours.
- Maintenance Reminders: You can set reminders on the Car Connection website for Oil Change, Tire Rotation, Brake Pads, Timing Belt, etc.. These reminders are triggered via certain mileage milestones; such as 3,000; 25,000; and 50,000 miles. Each reminder needs to be user-reset.
- Recalls: Notifies you of recalls the pertain to your vehicle make, model, and year.
Fuel Savings: Car Connection can help improve your fuel consumption by providing information like average idle time and speed the vehicle is most fuel efficient at, as well as the carbon foot print left by the vehicle. The Fuel Savings feature monitors daily driving habits and gives you the ability to generate a fuel consumption report by MPG (miles per gallon). Car Connection provides a numeric value as well as a visual MPG value in a Red, Yellow, or Green format (Green being the most optimum performance). This information is updated on the Car Connection website each time you log in.
Driver Scoring: The Audiovox Car Connection contains an onboard 3-axis accelerometer that can detect hard braking, fast acceleration, and sharp turning. The Car Connection uses this data in combination with your driving habits, mileage of the vehicle, and advanced algorithms to determine a "Driver Score." Car Connection provides a numeric value as well as a visual score value in a Red, Yellow, or Green format (Green being the most optimum score). You can toggle between a 7-day, 30-day, or Yearly score. This information is updated on the Car Connection website each time you log in. This can be helpful tool for young drivers or an aging parent. Some insurance carriers even issue discounts based on scores (check with your insurance company for specifics and availability).
Vehicle Location: Car Connection tracks your vehicle when running every 5 minutes. It creates a path as the vehicle drives. You'll be able to login to the Car Connection website and instantly track your vehicle and view its path. You'll be able to see its current location, as well as its previous locations within a 24 hour period. When your vehicle is not running, Car Connection will monitor the location of it every hour. Track online or from a Smartphone in real-time.
Safety Zones (Geo-Fences): The Safety Zones feature allows you to create specific zones that notify you (by email or text) if a driver of the vehicle enters or exits that location. Zones are configured by the user on the Car Connection website and can be as small as a 600' diameter circle or as large as an entire city. You can set as many as five zones. This feature is great for tracking your teenage kid or aging parent. It may also be used as a Stolen Vehicle notification.
Restrict Phone Usage: A Free downloadable app is available from Car Connection that can be downloaded to your Android or Blackberry smartphone which limits the use of your smartphone while driving. Car Connection will automatically launch the app loaded on the phone when the vehicle's ignition is turned ON. When a call or text is received while driving, the sender will receive a text notification that your are driving and will call them back. Now, you can have peace of mind that your loved on is not driving while being distracted by a phone call. You can select numbers that you need access to while driving (such as 911).
Lot Spot: Lot Spot automatically logs the location of your vehicle when the ignition is shut off and provides Google walking instructions on your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry smartphone back to your vehicle.
LED Status Indicators: The Car Connection module features an LED which indicates operation status.
- Green LED flashing rapidly (device activated)
- Red LED flashing 5x per second (no network and not GPS connection)
- Red LED flashing 1x per second (valid network, but no GPS)
- Red LED blinking slowly (no network with valid GPS)
- No LED when ignition is off (device is in sleep-mode)
OBD Y-Harness (optional): For certain applications, the Audiovox Car Connection module may interfere with the driver's knees or you may simply want to hide the module. For those instances this "OBD Y-harness" (220OBDHAR, sold separately) is available.
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