When a device is unplugged or unwired, it is receiving no power so it is impossible for the unit to send an alert. However, you will stop seeing any tracking data for a device that has been unplugged or unwired. You can, however, receive an alert when a device is reconnected. This provides a good system for monitoring disconnected devices.
We encourage parents to speak directly with their teen about your use of the MOTOsafety device. We believe an open dialogue will encourage a positive exchange on driving safely. We’ve also seen examples where teens drive safer simply by virtue of their awareness that the device is installed and active. One of the key values of the MOTOsafety solution is the ability to sit down with your teen and review their driving activity and the score they receive on the MOTOsafety Report Card.
MOTOsafety is GPS tracking a vehicle, cell phone GPS tracks the phone. Where the cell phone goes, so goes the GPS tracking information, which doesn't necessarily have any bearing over the location of your vehicle. When MOTOsafety is connected to your vehicle it receives a reliable source of power. Cell phones with GPS have a tremendous drain on the cell phone battery. If the battery is dead, the cell phone user simply turns off the phone or disables the GPS function, you will not receive any GPS data.
The MOTOsafety GPS vehicle tracking device is easy to install on all automobiles and light and medium duty trucks manufactured after 1996. The unit installs in the required OBDII port located under the dashboard and within two feet of the steering wheel.
The algorithm used to determine an acceleration / deceleration alert is based on the change in velocity. An increase in velocity of greater than 8.5 mph/sec will trigger an acceleration alert. Likewise, a reduction in velocity greater than 6.5 mph/sec will trigger a braking alert.