We're building the social network for your car. Plug a small cellular-connected device into your car's diagnostic port, and install an app on your phone. Always know where your car is, if it's healthy, and how you're driving. Connect with old friends. Make new friends. Share interesting stuff (about your car, your trips, your driving score... whatever). Drive better, have fun.
Always know where your car is, where it’s been, and plan for where you’ll take it next. Multiply the power of mavia by installing on your family fleet. Spouse lost on the way to an appointment? Daughter not answering her cell phone? Son should only drive close to home? Always find the people you care about.
Take a deeper look at your driving habits and find ways to be more efficient. You can keep an eye on interactive analytic charts showing your car’s MPG performance, miles driven over time, and fuel consumption.
Check engine light on? Don’t pay to have the code read by a mechanic. Now you can read it right from the myMavia iPhone app. From there, ask your Facebook friends for advice, learn more about the problem, or locate a nearby service center.
Keeping up with your family gets even more useful when you start using geofences. Set up invisible boundaries around town and be alerted when a car you manage drives through one. Get a text message when your spouse is on the way home from work, or an iPhone in-app notification when your teen arrives at school or drives somewhere you don’t think they should be.
See where your Facebook, foursquare and mavia friends are and get driving directions to meet-up with them. Poll your social networks for advice on a diagnostic alert. Share your best (or worst) MPG reading.
Stay on top of your car’s health with the interactive service log. You’ll be reminded when it’s time for an oil change or other scheduled maintenance.
Never forget to stop for milk again. Set up notification messages that will be sent to your phone as you drive by a selected area.
mavia is a small box that plugs into the OBD-II port located under the dash of your vehicle. The device communicates via cell connection to your myMavia account. Logging into your account through the myMavia iPhone app allows you to access the information generated by mavia.
$8.99. Once you receive your mavia and install the app, you will be asked for your credit card information. This credit card will be billed monthly for the myMavia service, which includes the cellular data plan necessary to connect your mavia device to our servers to collect all the data about your car. Your subscription will continue until you cancel.
Absolutely! mavia can be plugged in and mounted in under 5 minutes. Account creation is as easy as creating a social network account. Once your mavia is linked to your account, the data is constantly flowing: no syncing, updating, or connecting to a computer. No apps to sync using Bluetooth, either. Spend 10 or 20 minutes setting up mavia and you’ll likely never need to touch it again.
Since 1996, all cars made and sold in the United States have had a little-known port under the dash called the On-Board Diagnostics (OBD-II) port. Your vehicle sends most of the diagnostic information it has to this port, as well as enough power to keep mavia running. Add in a GPS, a way for the device to talk to our servers, and a great development team and you have mavia.
Not yet. mavia doesn’t actually send any information to the car. It only passively reads the information your car can share. We are looking to add this type of functionality into a later version.
That depends on how you’d like to use mavia. A single mavia device can be taken from car to car. This means that you can use one mavia for your weekly commute car, your cross-country station wagon, and your weekend sports car and mavia will record the info to the correct account. However, if you’d like to be able to locate more than one car at any time (say, a teen driver and your own car), it makes more sense that each car has its own mavia.
For now, Mavia is available on in the United States, and these pre-ordered Mavias can only be shipped to the contiguous 48 states.
If you find that Mavia isn’t great for your lifestyle after you purchase, we’d appreciate an email to the support team so that we can help you with any problems you’re having or explain the features to you. The device has a 15-day return policy and your monthly subscription is just that: month to month. We don’t lock you in for a subscription period.
mavia can be different things to different drivers. Some are most concerned about knowing where their loved ones—a parent, teen driver, or spouse—are while on the road. Other people want to know how their driving habits are affecting their wallets. Certain drivers are tired of going to the mechanic to have their check-engine lights read, only to find that they need to tighten their gas cap. Some drivers want to feel more connected to their friends and family while they are on the road. In short, mavia helps you connect your car to your lifestyle, whatever that is.
Yes and No. No in that mavia has its own dedicated cellular module and data plan to ensure your car is always connected, and it can send notifications via SMS to any phone able to receive text messages. Yes in that in order to take advantage of the advanced functionality of myMavia, you currently must use the myMavia iPhone app. Don't worry, though, we'll be releasing an Android version very soon.
No. While mavia is a vehicle-based product and has a mobile app, mavia doesn’t require any attention while your eyes should be on the road. If using directions properly on a mobile device, we don’t consider mavia any more dangerous than a standard GPS unit.
It's very, very unlikely. mavia is smart enough to know when to go to sleep and stop drawing power from your battery. When the ignition is off, mavia will drift off to sleep, only waking up if there has been a significant GPS location change or an ignition. We do warn users that if their battery is very old and/or worn out, there is a small risk that mavia will use enough power from it to drain it to a point where it will not start the car. This is, as we said, very, very unlikely, and should not occur when mavia is used on cars with batteries that are well maintained.
mavia packages up and sends trip summaries when the ignition goes off, so it needs a little bit of power to send that last message.
No, mavia isn’t designed to be an enhanced or real-time dashboard. We’re more interested in the trends, uses, and needs that everyday drivers face, as well as keeping you in touch with your loved ones and friends.
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