Watch Chevrolet Detail Its Teen Driver System In The 2016 Malibu: Video4
Chevrolet is continuing to tease the upcoming 2016 Malibu, which will show its totally-redesigned face in a little over a week at the 2015 New York Auto Show, and recently showcased its industry-first technology to monitor how teen drivers behave behind the wheel.
The Chevrolet Teen Driver system, one of the twenty-five new technologies for the brand this year, allows parents to set critical options for a registered key fob in the car. The system can mute the radio until all seatbelts are fastened, and parents can even set a max speed for their teen. Upon exceeding the max speed, an audible message appears on the driver information system and a chime will ring until the speed is brought back under the set limit.
Teen Driver can also automatically turn on all optioned safety features on the 2016 Malibu, and upon the teen’s return home, parents can view a report card on how they performed.
All of these are shown in the accompanying video, and we get a few looks at the camouflaged car and a few interior pieces. We’ll have more information on the Teen Driver system upon the car’s reveal, but in the meantime, have a look at the video down below.
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Incredible , how great is it that Chevy is introducing technology that will help bring teens home in the car instead of a body bag . Upgrading young driver training is sorely lacking in North America !
A lot of respect for Chevy. They are way ahead of the industry on this type of practical technology.
The Malibu is going to stun people. It really is that good.
Nice Golf mock up / covered white hatchback on the test track with the new Malibu? That’s not a Buick. Good see they benchmark against a quality brand, even the new midsize trucks were seen being compared with the VW Amarok diesel. If the GM engineers paid really close attention, they may even have noticed the third pedal and manual shifter in the Amarok.
I expect to read that the “Teen Driver” feature is installed across all GM vehicles by 2017. Teens drive whatever their parents have, including Chevy Corvettes and Cadillac Escalades! And I also expect this feature used on other drivers that are not “teens”.