Ad. This post was written in collaboration with Vodafone to promote the launch of
‘V-Auto by Vodafone.’ however all views and opinions shared are my own.
I have always considered myself to be a good driver. I mean, it may have taken me 4 attempts to pass my test (although I like to say I passed first time… in Wales!) but I actually think that makes me a better driver.
I have also always felt I was a better driver than my husband. No way of proving that fact though… until now…
Vodafone has added a fantastic little gadget to its V by Vodafone services, the V-Auto by Vodafone, and it can tell you exactly how well you drive! It has other great features too, all made possible by plugging it straight into your car and syncing up to your smartphone.
Setting it up is really simple, simply download the free V-Auto by Vodafone app and follow the instructions on the screen. I love the fact that it will use your vehicle information to tell you exactly where to plug it in.
Ours was under the dashboard, below the steering wheel. It looks a little like a SKART connector, doesn’t it? You just plug it in and wait for the app to register the connection.
As soon as you’re connected, you are ready to go- your car is now a smart car! The device activates as soon as the engine is turned on and stops sending information to the app as soon as your journey ends.
So what can it do?
During each journey, the device will use various measurements to calculate your Driver Safety Score. It was so interesting using it the first few times, I was very much aware of how I was driving and what would influence the score.
The V-Auto by Vodafone can also detect if you have a major collision in the UK, sending a message to Vodafone who will then ring you to check that you are ok. I love this feature as it means that if the worst happens, someone will be able to find me and request help if needed.
As a busy mum of 3, who has lost quite a few brain cells with each child, the last feature is my favourite. The V-Auto by Vodafone acts as a car tracking device, telling you where you have left your car when you inevitably forget in a giant car park.
I once lost mine in the middle of a giant field when we went to a festival – you can imagine how long it took to find!!
Tell me I’m not the only one!
It is such clever technology, isn’t it?
Now, I said I always felt I was a better driver than my husband. Well, we decided to put our skills to the test and see who got the highest score…
As you can see, I beat him by a mile! It didn’t surprise me at all as he always brakes late and drives around the corner without going down a gear.
So finally, I have proof!
If you are looking for a device to help you drive safer, protect your precious cargo and help you find your car, then the V-Auto by Vodafone is exactly what you need!
How well do you think you’d do on your Driver Safety Score?
Terms apply. For full functionality: a 30-day V-SIM plan, Vodafone
network coverage and GPS signal are required. V-Auto
must be activated via the V-Auto by Vodafone app (available on Android and iOS devices
only). V-Auto SOS feature: Available only when travelling in the UK. V-Auto
works with selected vehicles manufactured after 2003, check compatibility at
v.vodafone.com. Full terms and details at https://shop.v.vodafone.com.