2020-3-2 | Chevy New Roads Magazine
Apps, gadgets, and clever in-car technologies let busy parents get more done in less time.
Parenthood can be tough. Between school drop-offs, science projects, doctor’s appointments, and dinner prep, it seems there are never enough hours in the day for busy parents.
Whether you’re concerned about helping your new teen driver stay safe or just getting a pizza before soccer practice, Chevrolet Equinox and Traverse SUVs offer available technology that can help you parent more efficiently. And the growing field of parent optimization tech is making it easy to spend less time on your to-do list and more time with your family.
1. Key by Amazon In-Car Delivery†: From the office to the ballpark to the beach, make Amazon work around your busy lifestyle with deliveries directly to your vehicle.
2. Chevy Teen Driver: So, you’ve got a new driver in the household or family? Send them on the road with confidence using Traverse and Equinox’s built-in speed and audio limiters, seat belt reminder, and speed warning features.
3. Restaurant Takeout by Way of Chevrolet Marketplace†: On the run for breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Order carryout from IHOP,® Domino’s, or Applebee’s® right from your vehicle’s touch-screen for on-the-go convenience.
4. MyHomework App: No need to get involved with juggling your teen’s homework. The myHomework app helps high school students keep track of homework, tests, and classes.
5. KiwiCo: Inspire young innovators with monthly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) projects. Each age-based crate contains hands-on learning that sparks your kid’s creativity—and saves you a trip to the craft store.
6. Rover: Too exhausted to walk the dog? Connect with local dog lovers for a hand with the four-legged family member. Rover services include walks, doggy day care, grooming, and pet sitting or drop-in visits to your pet.
7. Available 4G LTE Wi-Fi® Hotspot†: The whole family can appreciate a fast internet connection. Stream movies everyone will love on up to seven devices for those long road trips. Happy kids, happy driver.
8. Available Hands-free Liftgate: Hands full? Open the liftgate with a simple kick motion below the bumper to load the car with ease.
9. Rear Seat Reminder†: A little memory jog is a welcome boost for busy parents. When a second-row door is opened and closed during or just before a trip, this feature reminds you, under certain conditions, to check the back seat with audible chimes and a message in the Driver Information Center.
10. Baby Connect: Track feedings, medicine, diaper changes, even your baby’s mood among multiple authorized users. The activity log app can be used with Siri or Google Assist.