There's no greater danger than distracted drivers. Minnesota is in the process of joining other states in making hands-on device use illegal behind the wheel. The Minnesota Department of Safety says texting and driving citations have jumped 30 percent from 2017 to 2018, and since 2012 texting citations have increased by 459 percent. Now, perhaps more than ever is the time to look into
Bluetooth is just one option for car connectivity at AVX. We also carry and install Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, both of which we use ourselves in our trucks and vans. It allows our employees to communicate with us hands-free. As in any business, communication is essential to day-to-day operations and when you're a business or service with mobile team members, the need for connectivity is even greater. Using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto ensures our team's safety - our number one priority.
Available on select cars, CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car. CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them right on your car’s built-in display. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road. Just connect your iPhone and go.
Android Auto enables Google as your copilot, keeping your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel while using your voice to help you with your day. Simply say, “Ok Google,” or
Car Starters + GPS Tracking
At AVX, we recently installed car starters with GPS tracking on all our service vehicles. This technology allows us to monitor the whereabouts of our entire team at any given point in the day. This offers an additional layer of communication and helps us gauge time and availability in regards to our customers.
Knowing when a driver leaves point A bound for point B, we can monitor response time and travel and ensure arrival at intended destinations. It's all about the customer experience and delivering on expectations.