The T-Mobile SyncUp Drive brings connected-car capabilities to your older car for relatively little money. And now, it can be used to keep track of multiple vehicles simultaneously.
In a free update to the SyncUp Drive's companion app, users can now monitor up to 24 different vehicles simultaneously. Users can track vehicle locations, set up multiple geofences and receive diagnostics for each car equipped with a SyncUp Drive device.
The SyncUp Drive plugs into a car's OBDII (onboard diagnostics) port. Once it's plugged in, it gives the car a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. It also tracks vehicle use in the ways mentioned above. Basically, SyncUp Drive adds connected-car tech to vehicles that can be up to 20 years old.
Of course, the app update might not be necessary for everyone. It'll work great for large families with multiple teens to worry about, and companies could probably use a number of SyncUp Drives to give its fleet monitoring a boost.
But it's not necessarily a cheap option. Sure, you can monitor up to 24 different cars equipped with these devices, but at about $150 a pop, that's a decent chunk of change to drop. Drivers who sign up for 24-month finance agreements with a mobile internet plan can get one for free, though.
via Roadshow May 10, 2017 at 07:26AM