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Verizon’s telematics division on Wednesday released a new solution called “hum,” a self-installed module that provides drivers with diagnostic information, roadside assistance and emergency assistance on demand.

"Hum is an important service, one that we feel passionately will help save lives and keep drivers and their loved ones protected whether they are traveling across town or across the country," said Verizon Telematics CEO Andrés Irlando. "This service equips drivers on the road today with the same level of information about their vehicles that fitness wearables deliver about our health. Simply put, hum democratizes the safety and convenience of vehicle connectivity."

Compatible with more than 150 million vehicles on the road today, hum is installed via an onboard diagnostic (OBD) reader that is plugged into the vehicle's OBD port and a Bluetooth-enabled device that is clipped to the visor. Using a smartphone app, subscribers to can monitor their vehicle’s health, manage maintenance and contact help. Hum’s GPS-based technology can also assist first responders locate the vehicle in the event of an accident or theft. The GPS feature can also be used on the users smartphone to locate their vehicle in a parking lot.

Two year subscription plans start at $14.99 per month plus taxes, fees and equipment for the first vehicle (including the hardware, valued at $120) with the option to add other vehicles for less.

In January, AT&T announced a partnership with Mojio to launch a similar solution to provide a connected car platform. The announcement was made the same day Verizon launched Verizon Vehicle, an after-market connected car product and service.

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