General Motors‘ Teen Driver Technology allows parents to limit some features of the vehicle when their teenager or another younger or inexperienced driver is behind the wheel.
With Teen Driver mode on, GM vehicles will enable the Buckle to Drive feature, which will pevent the vehicle from shifting into Drive if the driver’s seatbelt is not engaged. Additionally, the vehicle will chime audible warnings if the driver is speeding, vehicle speed will be limited to 85 mph and the user can also set a limit on audio volume, too. Expanding on the Buckle to Drive feature, the user can also set the audio system to mute if both the driver and passenger’s seatbelts are not buckled.
GM recently put together a video demonstrating how to use Teen Driver Technology in the 2020 Buick Encore GX. The mode can be accessed via the Settings tab on the main screen of the infotainment display. If this is the first time the driver is using the mode, they will be asked to create a four-digit pin. Once the pin is created, they will be asked to put the key in the “transmitter pocket” of the vehicle, which will pair the key with the Teen Driver mode.
From here, the user will be able to adjust the Teen Driver mode settings (ie. speed limit, audio limit etc.). Now the limited settings will be automatically activated on the vehicle when it is turned on with the Teen Driver paired key fob. The fob can still be used by those who know the pin, but they will have to go into the infotainment system to temporarily deactivate teen driver mode if they wish to use that key fob.
Check out the video embedded below for more complete instructions on how to use Teen Driver Technology in the 2020 Buick Encore GX.