Today, Spireon debuts Kahu, a new service sold exclusively through car dealers to offer customers a simple way to link their vehicle to their smartphone and interact with their car after purchasing.
Kahu gives buyers a service that adds smart features to any car. According to a recent national survey by Wakefield Research, commissioned by Spireon, nearly 70% of consumers stated that they would prefer to purchase Connected Car features for their car directly at the dealership as opposed to purchasing after.
While most Connected Car services offered today rely on the user connecting a device into a car’s onboard diagnostics port (OBD-II) and occasionally taking it out to connect to a computer, the Kahu device is professionally installed by the car dealer, streamlining the setup process so that consumers simply download the app and connect their smartphone to their car without the hassle of complicated setup.
Kahu For Car Dealers
With Kahu, car dealers partner with Spireon for a one-time install of the GPS tracking device to use for their collateral and inventory management, and once the car is purchased the dealers can add-on the Kahu mobile app service for the car buyer, connecting them to the already-installed GPS tracking device. The GPS tracking solution cost for dealers is more than covered once the Kahu service add-on is sold.
In addition to an entirely new revenue stream in selling Kahu as an add-on service, Kahu allows car dealers to deliver a more modern car buying and owning experience for their customers.
Kahu For Consumers
Unlike alternatives, car owners do not need to be technology experts to install and enjoy the benefits of a Connected Car experience. After a few simple setup steps, Kahu’s intuitive mobile app design enables anyone to easily enjoy a connected car experience.
Once the car is connected and the app is downloaded, Kahu provides:
- 24/7 Vehicle Location – The Kahu service is always-on, providing quick access to vehicle location through the mobile app so that you know where your car and family is at all times.
- Theft Recovery – Kahu immediately locates your vehicle in the event that it is stolen and can even alert local police authorities. With this feature, the average recovery time of a stolen vehicle is 26 minutes.
- Smart Alerts – Kahu provides notifications for several driving features, including a geofencing feature, allowing users to enter a location, indicate a geographic boundary around it and then receive an alert if the car crosses that boundary. Alerts can also be set for specific speed limits or issues such as low car battery.
- Insurance Discounts – Users can save up to 25% on insurance premiums that offer discounts for cars with theft recovery devices installed.
If you are a consumer, click here for more information about the Kahu app.
If you are a dealer, click here for more information on how you can partner with us and sell Kahu to your customers.