There are few moments of parenthood more sobering and terrifying than watching your teenager drive off in the car all by themselves for the first time. Sure you’ve helped them learn to be safe drivers and according to the state they’re good enough drivers to be licensed, but it’s a part-time job of a parent to worry.
Well Chevrolet is hoping to change all that with the newest version of the Chevrolet Malibu. For 2016, Chevy engineers are proudly presenting the Teen Driver system. This system helps teenage drivers maintain safe driving habits, much the same way they would if you were riding in the car with them the whole time. It helps put parents’ minds at ease by muting audio if passengers aren’t wearing seatbelts and giving out warnings if the driver accelerates past predetermined speed limits. Parents will be also able to view a record of how their teens drove as well, complete with details about how fast they really were going.
While the new Malibu Teen Driver System is sure to be a nightmare for some teen drivers, it’s sure to be a godsend for their parents who are likely buying the car anyway and ultimately a lifesaver for those same teens who might moan and groan about it.
“We developed this system so parents could use it as a teaching tool with their kids—they can discuss and reinforce safe driving habits,” said GM safety engineer MaryAnn Beebe in GM press relase. Beebe has a personal connection to the technology as well. “As a mother of two, I know anything that has the potential of keeping one’s family safer is of great value to parents.”
To learn even more about the new Malibu Teen Driver system and other incredible innovations housed within the 2016 Chevy Malibu, come see us at Suski Chevy today.