DETROIT — As the popularity of self-monitoring and health monitoring mobile apps continues to grow1, Buick owners can now also monitor their driving habits using their myBuick app. With the integration of Buick Smart Driver services into the app, owners who opt in can self-monitor important driving behaviors, including mpg, and become better drivers.
“In today’s world, people are using health, finance and even sleep monitoring apps to help improve their lifestyle and well-being,” said Steve Samolinski, senior manager of Buick Connected Services. “Bringing Buick Smart Driver services into the myBuick app can help our customers become more aware of their driving behaviors and improve as necessary.”
Once enrolled in Buick Smart Driver, owners can monitor the following (reported by day, week or month) via the mobile app:
- Total number of hard braking events
- Total number of hard acceleration events
- High-speed driving percentage
- Late-night driving percentage
- Total miles driven
- Average mpg and mph
- Tips on how to become a smarter driver
- Overall Smart Driver score
Buick Smart Driver launched as a web-based service in May 2016. More than 211,000 Buick drivers have enrolled in the service since the launch, and are averaging nearly 700,000 trips daily. Customers also can enroll in the Insurance Discounts Eligibility portion of the Buick Smart Driver service, which is a risk-free way to see if positive driving behavior qualifies them for discounts without revealing any personal details to insurance companies. Nearly 100,000 Buick drivers have enrolled in the Insurance Discounts Eligibility program.
Buick was recently ranked highest among mass market brands for Total Ownership Experience by J.D. Power and Associates. With a growing set of available connected services such as Buick Smart Driver, the brand is enabling an ownership experience that expands and evolves over time for its customers.
The myBuick app is available for most 2015 model year or newer Buick vehicles at no additional cost2. For more information on Buick Smart Driver, visit: https://www.onstar.com/us/en/smart_driver/.
1According to BCC Research report Health Self-Monitoring: Technologies and Global Markets, the self-monitoring technologies market is projected to exceed $20.7 billion in 2017 and approach $71.9 billion by 2022.
2OnStar Basic Plan is available for five years from the original delivery date of eligible 2015 model year and newer vehicles. Basic Plan includes select Vehicle Diagnostics and select mobile app features that require factory-installed remote start, power locks, Tire Pressure Monitoring System and active OnStar service. Basic Plan does not include any Emergency, Security or Navigation services; these and other services require a service plan. Visit onstar.com for more details. Offer valid through 4/30/18.
Buick is an international modern luxury brand offering vehicles with sculpted designs, luxurious interiors and thoughtful personal technologies, along with responsive-yet-efficient performance. Buick is attracting new customers with its portfolio of award-winning luxury models in North America and China. Learn more about Buick cars and crossovers at www.buick.com, on Twitter @buick, on Instagram, or at www.facebook.com/buick
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