• Sep 28th 2010 at 6:00PM
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Mopar, the motor parts division of Chrysler, has enjoyed a nice long run providing parts and accessories for the entire Pentastar family. Whether you own a muscle car or a muscular off-roader, the Mopar catalog has you covered. Now it's venturing into a new arena with the launch of the Mopar Electronic Vehicle Tracking System, or EVTS.

A vehicle is not an inexpensive asset and it's smart to want to protect it. The EVTS allows you to do just that. There are three plans available – Base, Silver and Gold. Each offers an increasing level of protection and service. The Base plan features a GPS vehicle locator, real-time tracking if your vehicle is stolen and a $1,000 theft-protection warranty. Silver ups the ante by including text-based alerts for parents. If a set speed limit or distance cap is exceeded, the owner gets a text message ("OMG, Billy juz hit 107 mph! Hez gonna get spanked, LOL!!!"). In addition to the warning alerts, the Silver plan provides arrival and departure notices, a map of locations visited, an available 24/7 emergency service contact, automatic theft notification and an on-board panic button. The top-tier Gold plan has all of those features but adds unlimited online tracking and a concierge service. The concierge allows the owner to call for directions, make reservations and assistance for other personal queries.

The Mopar Electronic Vehicle Tracking System starts at $495, not including installation. The Silver and Gold plans require an additional yearly subscription priced at $149 and $249, respectively. Quite wisely, Mopar built the system to be transferable and upgradeable. Check out the press release after the jump for more details.

[Source: Chrysler]

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Mopar® Introduces Electronic Vehicle Tracking System

*If Vehicle is Driven Too Fast or Too Far, System Sends a Text
* Mopar® Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS) helps locate stolen vehicles, features nationwide tracking
* Available in three packages: Base, Silver and Gold
* Silver plan allows owners to set speed and distance parameters; owners receive text alerts when limits are exceeded, perfect for fleet owners or worried parents
* Gold plan offers unlimited online tracking and full concierge service
* Mopar EVTS starts at $459

Auburn Hills, Mich. - Dude, where's my car? With Mopar's new Electronic Vehicle Tracking System, owners will know.

"Mopar's new tracking system provides vehicle owners the peace of mind that comes with always knowing where their vehicle is located," said Pietro Gorlier, President and Chief Executive Officer – Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care. "And if someone else is driving their vehicle too fast or too far, the system can be enabled to send them a text."

Mopar's system is powered by Guidepoint Systems, the leader in GPS-enabled stolen vehicle recovery systems. Unlike other vehicle tracking systems, the Mopar EVTS offers nationwide tracking without a subscription. The system is available on Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram Truck vehicles and vehicles with a 16-pin diagnostic data port.

The Mopar EVTS is offered in three packages: Base, Silver and Gold. The Base plan offers a GPS stolen-vehicle locator, real-time GPS stolen-vehicle tracking and a $1,000 theft-protection warranty. The system is transferable and upgradeable, with no subscription fees.

For added protection and service, owners may choose a Silver or Gold plan. The Silver plan includes "Security Fence," a feature that allows owners to set speed and distance parameters for their vehicles. If and when set parameters are exceeded, a text alert is sent to the EVTS registered owner.

Other vehicle monitoring features available in the Silver plan include arrival/departure notification, historic trace maps of a vehicle's past locations, 24/7 emergency service dispatch, automatic theft notification, online tracking and OnCall,™ an on-board panic button.

The Gold plan includes all of the features in the Silver package along with unlimited online tracking and a full concierge service, allowing vehicle owners to receive directions, make reservations and receive other needed assistance at the touch of a button using the EVTS registered owner's cell phone.

Both Silver and Gold packages are available as a one-year, renewable service plan. The Gold Service Plan is available only at the time of activation. Optional service plans do not require additional hardware or installation charges.

The Mopar Electronic Vehicle Tracking System is currently available as a Mopar accessory at Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep® and Ram dealers.

Mopar EVTS Base Plan

* GPS stolen-vehicle locator service
* Real-time GPS stolen-vehicle tracking
* $1,000 theft protection warranty
* Transferable
* Upgradeable
* Part number: 82212457
* MSRP: $459 (does not include installation)

Mopar EVTS Silver Plan

* E-Call 24/7 emergency service dispatch
* Security Fence
* Automatic theft notification
* OnCall™ (on-board panic button)
* Excessive speed notification
* Arrival/Departure notification
* Historic trace maps of vehicle's past location
* Online tracking (200 per year)
* Part number: 82212459
* Annual Fee: $149 (one-year service, renewable)

Mopar EVTS Gold Plan (available only at time of installation)

* E-Call 24/7 emergency service dispatch
* Security Fence
* Automatic theft notification
* OnCall™ (on-board panic button)
* Excessive speed notification
* Arrival/Departure notification
* Historic trace maps of vehicle's past location
* Online tracking (unlimited)
* Full concierge service
* Annual Fee: $249 (one-year service, renewable)

Mopar-First Features
Mopar has introduced numerous industry-first features including:

* Camper trailers: first to introduce off-road camper trailers
* Vehicle-information apps: first to introduce smartphone vehicle-information applications, a new channel of communication with consumers
* Electronic owner manuals: first to introduce traditional owner manuals in a DVD and brief user-guide format
* FLO TV: first to offer live, mobile television
* WiFi: first to offer customers the ability to make their vehicle a wireless hot spot
* WiTECH: first to support vehicle diagnosis and software updates leveraging off-the-shelf personal computers and a dedicated wireless tool network

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      forget tracking, tell me more about that jeep....it looks like it would eat the kids they are trying to find.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like the truck in that picture, Chrysler should build that.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I just got this system installed on my new 2011 Jeep Wrangler, but not for parenting aspect, but the anti-theft aspect since I've had friends who's Jeeps have been stolen around here.

      The panic button is really cool, I could have used that in the past.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Within three days of release, there will be instructions either in a shop manual or online for disabling the tracking device.

      What does it say to the kid when the parent gets one of these, if your so worried about what the kid is going to do with the car, than why even let them borrow it?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't want to start rumors but I heard there was a "platinum" plan. For a measly sum of $500 per annum you get a hot woman to ride you.....sorry ride with you.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Parents? Try rental car companies. I had a car rental this weekend in San Francisco that came with the Ford "MyKey" system. Imagine my surprise when the in dash display said that the car's speed would be limited to 80 miles per hour. And while sitting in a parking lot with the engine running and radio playing I unlatched my seat belt to get my mobile phone to input directions into the GPS. After a minute the radio went silent and the in dash display said "fasten seat belt to cancel radio mute".

      It's just a short leap in logic to see other applications for this new Mopar system.

      Now in all fairness to the rental car company, they gave me two keys for the rental car. One was equipped with MyKey. The other was not. They might not have even known about it. But electronic nanny devices can be used for more than just controlling your children. And probably will be one day.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Having your top speed limited to 80 MPH could get you killed. When passing on a 2 lane mountain road with short passing lanes, you need all the power you can get so you can get around the person you're passing as quickly as possible. And sometimes that means going faster than 80. Especially on highways that have 65-70-75 MPH speed limits.
        • 4 Years Ago
        "But electronic nanny devices can be used for more than just controlling your children. And probably will be one day."

        Yeah, but people won't care!! They will be too mesmerized by all the "cool new technology"!!

        They sell you on the safety and conveniences they know will bring to mind any number of "what if" scenarios.

        It is a scheme so clever that even the most Libertarian of us have a hard time resisting it, your conscience will interfere.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I despise helicopter parenting

      Its bad for all parties involved

      If you dont allow your kid to survive in the real world...then good luck

        • 4 Years Ago
        if you need to have that kind of control or that worried about your kids, than why let them have a car or go out. In the end the kids end up resenting the parents or do other shit just to piss them off.
        • 4 Years Ago
        In a world where children are smarter than adults (in some ways), parents need anything they can to at least monitor their kids. I'm not saying I like this, but I am saying it's nice to have the option..

        No kids here, just thoughts...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sadly, I hear "Mopar" and I still think "Joe Dirt".
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