Rogers Brings First Connected Car Device to Canadian Consumers
New Device Gives Customers Safety Notifications, In-Car Wi-Fi, and Vehicle Diagnostics
TORONTO, July 19, 2017 /CNW/ – Want to make sure your teenager is driving safely to the cottage alone for the first time? Setting off on an epic cross-country road trip with the kids and need to keep them entertained? Today, Rogers launched the first solution of its kind in Canada that helps Share Everything™ customers keep their car connected worry-free.
“Consumers are looking for more ways to stay connected wherever they are. Of the 24 million cars on Canada’s roads today, over three-quarters don’t have Wi-Fi or any connectivity features,” said Leroy Williams, Vice-President, Rogers Communications. “We’re excited to be the first carrier to introduce this kind of device to Canadians. Now, families can have peace of mind about their car maintenance and safety and can connect to the things and people they love worry-free.”
With this new connected car device, Share Everything customers can:
- Track their car’s location and set alerts to monitor vehicle speed
- Turn their car into a Wi-Fi hotspot
- Diagnose car trouble, get maintenance reminders, and be alerted of disturbances, like being hit while parked
“Our popular Share Everything plans just got better,” added Williams. “Now, customers can access information about their car and family member location right at their fingertips no matter where they are. By simply checking the Rogers Smart Drive app, they can know their elderly parent is getting safely to the grocery store or why the ‘check engine’ light turned on. This is the ultimate connected experience for your car.”
Built by ZTE and powered by Mojio’s open platform for connected cars, the Rogers Smart Drive device is compatible with most vehicles built after 1996 and simply plugs into the car’s On Board Diagnostic (OBD-II) port. Customers can purchase the device for $99 on a two-year term and add it to their Share Everything plan for $15/month, plus they get a 1 GB bonus of shareable data for 12 months.
For more information, visit www.rogers.com/smartdrive.
Rogers is a leading diversified Canadian communications and media company that’s working to deliver a great experience to our customers every day. We are Canada’s largest provider of wireless communications services and one of Canada’s leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet, information technology, and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Through Rogers Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, sports, televised and online shopping, magazines, and digital media. Our shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).
SOURCE Rogers Communications Canada Inc. – English