With the launch of an expanded Hum product lineup from Verizon, driving experiences can be made safer, smarter and more connected, according to the company.
For the first time, Hum customers can now choose between three options, including the premium HumX service, which includes a brand-new Wi-Fi hotspot capability, premium hardware and a new mobile app.
The HumX premium hardware package contains a 4G LTE OBDII device and a stainless-steel Bluetooth speaker that clips to a car’s visor. The speaker supports HD voice for optimal audio quality and has LED touch icons for contacting Hum customer support functions, such as roadside assistance, mechanics’ hotline and emergency assistance. The HumX Wi-Fi hotspot capability allows up to 10 devices to stream content over the nation’s largest & most reliable 4G LTE network. HumX will also launch with an enhanced vehicle location feature that allows users to visualize their vehicle moving on a map.
The standard Hum offering, including the core set of Hum features like auto health and diagnostics, driving history, boundary and speed alerts and vehicle location, will now be known as Hum+.
Verizon also announced the launch of its free app that allows consumers to access some of Hum’s basic features.
All three Hum tiers will include two brand-new service features:
· Safety Score calculates driving behavior based on factors such as braking, cornering, acceleration and phone handling while driving. Safety Score also provides the driver with tips about safe driving.
· Navigation provides turn-by-turn voice-guided directions, search-by-location name or address and multiple route options based on estimated trip time and level of traffic congestion.
Customers can try out the two new features in the brand-new Hum app by downloading it from Google Play or the App store and creating a free account, which will also provide access to a wide range of retail, dining, service and travel discounts.
“Whether you’re enjoying the premium HumX with Wi-Fi hotspot, utilizing core features with Hum+ or introducing yourself to Hum with the free app, you can now feel more connected than ever,” said Michael Maddux, director of product at Verizon Telematics. “It’s the ideal platform for people who want to know more about their vehicle’s performance, improve their driving or have peace of mind knowing they can reach Hum’s 24/7 roadside assistance at the press of a button.