If it was a Volkswagen Ferris Bueller “borrowed” in 2018 instead of Cameron’s dad’s Ferrari in 1986, he would’ve never gotten away with it. And those shady, joyriding parking-garage attendants? They would’ve been out of luck, too. VW just announced that its Car-Net Security & Service mobile app will add a couple of new features starting today. Curfew Alert and Valet Alert will notify owners if their vehicles are driven without permission.
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With Curfew Alert, owners can get a notification when their vehicle is driven after a specific time. It can be turned on and off in the Car-Net app, and when activated, owners will get an email or text alert if the vehicle moves.
“This feature can provide added peace of mind — parents, for example, can rest easier knowing if their teenage drivers take the car without their permission, they’ll be notified,” VW said in a statement.
Similarly, once Valet Alert is activated, owners will be notified by email or text if the car goes more than 0.2 mile from the last parked location.