My car emailed me this morning with a low battery warning.
And that’s actually more of true a statement than not.
You see, part of my multi-pronged Verizon package* is a device called the Hum. I think of it as the poor man’s On-Star: a gadget/speaker-box that would allow me to call out for road-side assistance in the case of breakdown or accident.
You see, when you’re classy, you get to have your tech built into the rear-view like in the photo above. Instead, my gadget just clips onto the visor like souped-up garage door opener. But even though I have the non-luxury version of this asset, it’s given me peace of mind to have this extra bit of equipment in the car as I’ve been commuting in snowy New England conditions these past several years.
But I hadn’t ever paid attention to this whole other diagnostic suite of features the Hum has.
That is: not until the Hum app emailed me at 16 minutes past midnight with a “Yellow” battery alert.**Continue reading “The way we live now, part 2”