It's Getting Dark Out There This Winter... Viper SmartStart GPS Is the Ultimate Teen-Tracking Holiday Gift for Moms and Dads

- Monitor teen driving

- Real-time speed alerts sent right to your phone

- Receive location alerts and set HotSpots

Nov 05, 2012, 14:37 ET from Viper

VISTA, Calif., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Daylight Savings Time and dangerous weather are settling on wintry U.S. roads – wouldn't an app that lets parents track teenage drivers be the dream holiday gift?

Well, there IS an app for that – the Viper SmartStart GPS is mom's answer to those teen-tracking blues. As the holidays approach, keeping teens safe on the road is vital. Car crashes are the No. 1 leading cause of death for drivers ages 16-20, according to figures from the NHTSA.

By being actively involved and supervising teen drivers with tools like the Viper SmartStart GPS, parents can lower the risk for their children. Knowing how your teens are driving can keep them safe – knowing where they are driving can help you sleep.

The Viper SmartStart GPS is a great tool to help facilitate those "teachable moments" -- mom can set an alert that will text her every time the teen goes over a certain speed (say, 70 mph) and parents can also set a zone called a SmartFence that will alert them every time their teen's vehicle leaves a certain area.

Parents can even set a HotSpot alert to ping them when the vehicle reaches a specific destination (in case your teen daughter visits her dirtbag boyfriend that you told her not to go see anymore).

The Viper SmartStart GPS system works with most makes and models, so you can put it in virtually any vehicle.  In late September, released the 10 Safest New Cars for Teens -- combine one of those models with a new Viper SmartStart GPS system and you've just made your teen's Top 10 safest car … even safer!

Viper created the connected car category. Ever since launching the CES Innovations award-winning Viper SmartStart app in 2009, Viper has been an industry pioneer, connecting drivers to their cars like never before. For more information about Viper SmartStart, please visit

About Viper

For 30 years, Viper has been a world leader in automotive electronics. Viper protects and remotely starts more vehicles than anyone else on the planet. Viper created the connected car category with the launch of Viper SmartStart in 2009 – the app that lets you start, locate and control your car from virtually anywhere in the world.

Recipient of hundreds of technology patents and awards, the company is based in Southern California. Visit or follow our social: @vipersmartstart,, For all PR inquiries, contact Social Media and Communications Manager Andrew Hard at