Smartphone app for Verizon helps customers control their car
The Verizon Telematics OEM mbrace system provides expert professional services and agnostic technologies that cut through the complexities of automotive telematics. VZT partnered with PK to build companion smartphone apps for iOS and Android.
The client turned to PK to provide a first-in-class user experience for their mobile application that is intuitive and fun to use. The client requirements included app performance with exceptional predictability and user response time targets to be 3 seconds with no response time in excess of 5 seconds. The application architecture and engineering process would allow for rapid deployments by platform to the app stores.
PK integrated a remote vehicle locking solution within the client’s mobile app, providing a connection between the smartphone and the vehicles for the ultimate smartphone key-less entry experience. In addition to key-less entry, vehicle geo-tracking was added to the app, where the vehicle’s location is tracked and pinned to a map. The app also sends selected information to the car, allowing for the app user to search for a particular location such as, ‘coffee shop’, and then send the address details to the car. In addition, the app can locate a preferred and selling car dealer nearest the car’s location. A car security feature was added to the app called “Valet Protect,” enabling a geo-fencing monitor for the car’s location, and provides app alerts via text or email if the car is driven outside the perimeter.