Parents around the world dread that moment when their children are old enough to start driving and rightfully so. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading cause of death among teenagers are motor vehicle accidents. That’s why Chevrolet is offering Teen Driver Technology for most of their models and perhaps any future ones as well, including the Blazer.
Accessed via the MyLink display using a Pin, parents can set various limits including speed and audio volume. It’ll also automatically turn on safety features like Side Blind Zone Alert, Forward Collision Alert and Front Automatic Braking if applicable. Parents can even pull up an in-vehicle report card to see how the new driver is doing and pinpoint where improvements are needed.
Chevy is actually the first automaker to provide such a feature and it seems to have been around since last year. Currently, it comes standard in 12 models including all SUVs and crossovers aside from the Trax. Looking at the lineup, it’s very likely that Chevy will install said system in a new driver friendly model like the Blazer once it goes on sale.
Encouraging safe driving habits one teenager at a time, perhaps this feature should become an industry standard.