It has a built-in GPS to track your vehicle, giving you a one-touch link to roadside and emergency assistance. The same tech can help police find a stolen vehicle or guide you to your car if you forgot where you left it. The visor-mounted module also functions as a Bluetooth speaker for your smartphone. If all of this is giving you deja vu, the operator first revealed the service at the Detroit Auto Show in January as Verizon Vehicle. However, Big Red changed the name to just "Hum," since you can sign up even if you're not a Verizon mobile client. A two-year plan costs $15 per month, including hardware, but is only available at the Hum site – you can't get it at Verizon stores.
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This article by Steve Dent originally ran on Engadget, the definitive guide to this connected life.