MOTOsafety is a GPS tracker designed with teen drivers in mind. It tracks information like speed, location, and route, so your child can have their freedom and you can keep your peace of mind. You can watch your teen on the go through the MOTOsafety car tracker app or from the web login on your computer. From the website, you can set parameters like top speeds, boundaries, and curfew hours.
Installing MOTOsafety is as easy as plugging in a lamp. The small GPS tracker connects directly to your car’s OBD-II port (found in vehicles made after 1996). This port is usually under the steering wheel but can vary from model to model.
Simply plug it in and track the vehicle using your web account or mobile app. It took us a moment to find the OBD-II port in our vehicle, but once we did, the MOTOsafety clicked in as smoothly as a USB drive. Once the physical device is in your vehicle, you’ll want to be patient with the app. In our experience, it took about half an hour for the device to start communicating with our mobile device.
The mobile app is handy for watching your teen’s driving, but you can’t set any parameters from it. You’ll need the web portal to change settings like alerts, curfew hours, and geofences.
MOTOsafety comes with comprehensive reporting that covers almost everything—vehicle upkeep, speed, sudden braking and acceleration, distance, location, and stops along the way. Our favorite features include geofences, maintenance reports, and route replay.
Geofences are custom boundaries you can place on the MOTOsafety map. When your teen enters or exits any of these zones, you’ll be notified via email, app alert, or text (the choice is yours). Set them up around your teen’s school, work, home, or anywhere else they frequent. Geofences can be large as your state or as small as your neighborhood. This is also a good feature for employees like delivery drivers and chauffeurs to ensure your vehicle is where it needs to be.
In addition to a regular “safety report card,” MOTOsafety also provides maintenance updates and reminders. This will keep your teen responsible for regular maintenance like oil changes and state inspections. We also like this feature for adult drivers who may not be as vigilant when it comes to regular vehicle maintenance.
Route replay is one of the most useful features of MOTOsafety. You can watch the vehicle from your phone or desktop as it moves around town. You’ll see the driver’s top speed and any stops they make. This can help you watch out for your teen if you suspect they’re making unnecessary detours or speeding during their outings.