For years, GM vehicles have come with the OnStar system to track stolen cars, dispatch help in emergencies, unlock doors remotely and even give subscribers turn by turn directions on request. Ford’s chimed in with their Synch system, which provides a similar suite of services, though it relies more heavily on onboard technology than human operators. Chrysler, it appeared, was the last of the U.S. big three automakers to join the technology revolution, but join it they have with the recently announced Mopar Electronic Vehicle Tracking System.
At the most basic level, the EVTS will provide owners with stolen vehicle tracking services and a $1,000 theft protection warranty. Step up to the Silver plan, and the $149 annual fee gets you “Security Fence”, which allows you to receive text messages when your car exceeds a predetermined speed or goes beyond a preset range, making it an ideal tool to monitor beginning drivers. The Silver plan also gets you trip arrival and departure information, trace maps of a vehicle’s history, 24/7 emergency roadside assistance, automatic theft notification, and OnCall, which acts as a panic button for drivers in distress.
The Gold plan includes all the features of the Silver plan, but adds unlimited online vehicle tracking and an operator assisted concierge service for things like turn-by-turn directions, finding nearby restaurants or shops, and the ever helpful “I forgot my wife’s birthday please send flowers” phone call. The Gold plan will set you back $249 annually.
Any Chrysler vehicle with a 16 pin data port connector can take advantage of the Mopar Electronic Vehicle Tracking System, which sells for $459 not including installation. If I remember correctly, that’s less money than Lojack for a whole lot more functionality. Interested? See you Chrysler / Dodge / Jeep dealer for more details.
Source: 4 Wheels News