Currently many vehicles feature some sort of locking storage like the glove compartment or trucks with lockboxes in their beds. These theft-prevention systems have been around for some time, but the new Chevrolet Valet system will be the first of its kind to deliver password-protection security.
The way it works is drivers will be able to assign a four-digit code to their Impala’s infotainment system through a touchscreen. Other people will not be able to access features like the individual’s address book or the GPS history of the vehicle, which should appeal to younger drivers interested in maintaining privacy.
Another feature of the Impala’s Valet Mode will be a storage area located behind the touchscreen. When the touchscreen is locked by the four-digit password, the storage area cannot be accessed. The infotainment system’s electronics are located elsewhere in the 2014 Impala leaving room for this innovative feature. This storage area is the perfect place to store valuables like an iPod or important documents.
Vehicle theft has been a problem since the day cars were first invented. Car manufactures have continued to hone security of their vehicles to prevent break-ins and this is the next step in the advancement of personal safety. With the Valet Mode system, Chevrolet takes vehicle security into the 21st century with digital, password-controlled access.
The 2014 Chevrolet Impala featuring the new Valet Mode security feature will be available later this year at Chevrolet of Homewood, located at 18033 South Halsted Street in Homewood, Illinois. To learn more about the Impala or the new Valet Mode, contact the dealership (http://www.homewoodchevy.com/