The Z-Connect app offers a slew of features aimed at ensuring driver comfort, safety among others
After the big bang unveiling of the Nexon Electric SUV last month, Tata Motors has rolled out the holistic ZConnect app that offers 35 advanced connected car features that will ensure a seamless connection to your Nexon electric vehicle (EV). The company said this app is designed to meet the aspirations of contemporary and tech-savvy consumers. The ZConnect app offers EV- exclusive features such as remote monitoring of the current charge levels, available range, charging history, nearest charging stations among others.
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The app enables users to control multiple aspects of vehicle remotely such as remote lock/unlock, remote lamp control & remote horn activation. Further, the ZConnect app enables the user to pre-cool the car with remote cooling function as well as see a detailed diagnostic report of key vehicle parameters remotely.
Besides mapping the current location of the car, the app enables the user to leverage navigation services to plan long trips. The ZConnect App can also suggest charging halts to be taken along the way. Another interesting feature of the app is ‘Sharing Live Location’, wherein a vehicle user can share and get their live location tracked by chosen friends/relatives (for additional security), the company noted.
According to Tata Motors, the ZConnect app can help the user identify the nearest charging station all with a single click as well as finding the nearest Tata Motors service station - using registered mobile number, user can directly reach out to the authorized service station or the dedicated 24X7 call centre for technical support, including roadside assistance.
On the safety front, the ZConnect app is designed to send out instant crash notifications, panic notifications and an emergency SOS, when necessary. Further, in case of a stolen car, the user can request for a remote immobilisation service via dedicated 24x7 call centre.
The app also has the capability to release over 20 different instant alerts, keeping the user informed about critical vehicle health and safety parameters. Apart from these, users can set custom speed, geofence or time fence limits. Breach of any of these, triggers an instant alert on the smartphone.
The ZConnect monitors and analyses driving behaviour through the journey and provides a driving scorecard at the end of each trip. The scorecard provides insights such as instances of harsh acceleration, harsh braking, average speed, etc. Users can share their respective scorecards on social media or on an inbuilt community of EV owners called “Tribes”.
The company said the ZConnect app will go live at the Nexon EV launch.