When my grandparents were younger they loved to go on road trips. They hopped in their car and took off on new adventures every year. Eventually they completed their goal of visiting all of The Continental United States in their vehicle.
Not much changed, as they got older, though as they aged the family started to worry about them. You see, both of my grandparents suffered from dementia, but that didn't stop them from hopping in the car.
Likely egged on by my grandma, they would arrive unannounced at family members' houses after long drives. Though often, they didn't reach their final destination. They arrived in their destination city, but got lost because they couldn't remember the final details of the directions.
While on one of these trips, their car broke down on the side of the interstate. Luckily, a Good Samaritan stopped to make sure they were ok. He realized they were distressed and didn't really know what was going on. He called a tow truck and took them back to their house.
The family heard about the story a couple days later when grandpa said, "Well, we lost the Cadillac!" Needless, to say we were in shock. We all tried to get more details from my grandparents, but due to their health they couldn't remember anything. This led us on a two-month search to find the family Cadillac and unravel the true story.
My grandparents could have easily been your son, your daughter or your parents. This is why we're actively working on a connected car solution. We want you to rest easy when your loved ones are in the car. We want you to know their vehicle is operating safely, they're driving with in the rules you set and they're arriving at their destinations safe and sound.
In the case of my grandparents, our connected car solution would have alerted us when my grandparents started the car, left the city where they lived, when and why their car broke down, and where their car was located at any point in time.
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