How do I set up autobeacon?

Here is a video that walks you through the entire set up process step-by-step: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEvKgESLgxY

Here is a video that walks you through the In-Vehicle Set Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAPjNUA0ocA

What if the driver shuts off their phone or disables required services like location or bluetooth?

The driver will get a notification on their phone reminding them to turn on location services and bluetooth. You will also get a notification saying that location services, bluetooth or the phone were shut off.

What does Autobeacon LLC do with the information collected by the system?

At this point, all we do is analyze the data to add/change features that will improve the user experience. We do not release any identified data to 3rd parties.

What if the beacon runs out of battery?

We will send you a new beacon a few weeks before it runs out. The app and our system can tell when your beacon is getting low on battery.

What if the young driver doesn't put their phone in the bracket?

You will get a notification that includes a picture showing that the phone was not in the bracket.

What if the young driver leaves their phone at home?

Unfortunately, there is not much we can do if the driver leaves their phone at home.

Does autobeacon work with Android?

We are currently developing the Android app, it will be availible in a few months.

Can the driver use GPS Navigation & Music while driving?

Music: Yes, the driver can play music from their iPhone while driving but cannot go into their iPhone to change the song while the car is moving. They can change it when the car stops.

GPS Navigation: Yes, The driver can use the voice function of turn-by-turn navigation but cannot see the map on the screen of their phone. We are working on a way to include the maps on the screen without distracting the driver.

Does the bracket work with all phones?

The bracket works with the following iPhones and other comparably sized smartphones. 4/4s, 5/5s, 5C, SE, 6/6 Plus, 6/6s Plus, 7/7 Plus.

Please let us know if you are not sure whether your phone will fit and we will look into it for you.

How can parents access the service?

Parents can use an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to control the system in the autobeacon app and get notifications as long as the device is connected to the internet.

We are releasing a web application soon that will let parents create settings and receive notifications online using any device that can access the internet.

The android app is also coming soon.