(Last Updated On: February 21, 2019)

Maruti Suzuki utilizes their market cap in a very positive manner and is at the forefront of many technological and safety initiatives that take place in the mass market. One such technological change India is connected cars via Telematics solutions – the ‘Suzuki Connect’ Telematics.

How to use Suzuki Connect?   
The Suzuki Connect telematics system is available to customers as an option which can be installed in their cars across Nexa network in the country. Once installed, customers can download the Nexa app available both for iOS and Android and connect with the smartphone. The customers then get an access to features like emergency alerts, vehicle tracking, driving behaviour analysis, car assistance, driving analytics, live vehicle status along with preventive maintenance calls and more.

More secure than other OBD devices
Unlike the other OBD (On-board diagnostics) based telematics solutions, it is a TCU based solution which is better, safer and more user-friendly. It essentially means that the Suzuki Connect is ‘deeply embedded’ and is difficult to tamper with, providing greater security to customers. Maruti Suzuki’s system utilizes a Telematics Control Unit (TCU), which exchanges information through a cellular network with a centralised server connected to NEXA customer care, subject to applicable terms and conditions of the NEXA app.

The Suzuki Connect can be used for live tracking.

What’s in Suzuki Connect? 
The Suzuki Connect offers a variety of solutions to the users 

Live Vehicle Tracking – This function helps you track your car’s location in real-time and is helpful to track your driver or kids.

Geo-Fence – While the live vehicle tracking is good, Geo Fence actually takes it a step further as it gives you the ability to stay updated on each and every step your car takes. In Geo Fence, you can set a virtual boundary for your car and you will receive an alert whenever your car crosses this designated boundary. Maruti Suzuki is offering a range of customization options and also 5 sets of boundaries can be updated, ensuring you don’t have to track the vehicle everytime and will get a notification only when a route is changed. Immensely useful for tracking kids and drivers.

Navigate to Car – How many times have you lost searching for your car in a parking lot? This feature allows you to locate your car and navigate to where it is parked.

Geofence alerts the owner everytime car leaves a designated territory.

Tow-Away Alert – Another useful addition Suzuki Connect is the Tow Away Alert that senses if your car has moved from a parked position when the ignition is Off and sends you a notification.

Emergency Alert – In case there is a mishap and the airbags have deployed, this function allows your chosen contacts to be sent a notification immediately. The notification comes along with your precise location.

Preventive Functional Call – The Suzuki Connect analyzes malfunctions like – Fuel Filter Warning Light, Electric Power Steering Light, Engine Oil Pressure Light, Engine Coolant Temperature Light, Brake System Warning Light, Airbag Light and in case the system detects an issue, you get a call by the customer care offering technician support.

Driving Score – The Suzuki Connect analyzes your driving habits such as braking and acceleration and gives you a score out of 100 helping you to be a better driver.

Driving behaviour helps analyze the driving style of an individual. 

With sheer number of Suzuki vehicles on the road, people will trust this new Telematics technology better, giving them an additional support while driving. The Suzuki Connect is very easy to use and variety of tools that help you in case of an emergency, but also helps you become a better driver. It is also an incredible technology for the worried parents who want to keep their child safe everytime they take out the car.

Courtesy – Maruti Suzuki

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