Dec. 3, 2015—On Thursday, Spireon Inc. unveiled Kahu, a service sold exclusively through used car dealers that allows customers to link their vehicles to their smartphone and interact with their cars.
Kahu offers a service that adds smart features to any car. The service includes an installed device on the car that connects with the car’s location and trip data and then relays all of that information to a user’s smartphone app. The app then displays valuable information in real-time, providing access to driving alerts, theft recovery services and more.
The Kahu device is professionally installed by the car dealer, which allows consumers to simply download the app and connect their smartphone.
“With over 2.5 million connected vehicles on the road today, Spireon offers the broadest open Connected Vehicle service available today,” said Shawn Hansen, Spireon’s chief marketing officer. “Kahu is the first aftermarket connected vehicle service available exclusively from car dealers. The thousands of car dealers that use GoldStar GPS for collateral and lot management can easily add Kahu to increase profits, as well as help any car buyer connect their car to the Internet.”