- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Chevrolet’s 2016 Malibu gives teens another report card for parents to review — for their driving performance.

The car’s new “Teen Driver” monitoring system has a number of safety features which attempt to curb reckless inclinations while providing parents hard data on how their children drive without adult supervision, The Blaze reported.

“We developed this system so parents could use it as a teaching tool with their kids — they can discuss and reinforce safe driving habits,” said General Motors safety engineer MaryAnn Beebe. “As a mother of two, I know anything that has the potential of keeping one’s family safer is of great value to parents.”

Some of the system’s features on the new car include “radio mute,” “speed limiter,” “speed warning,” and “report card.” The technology also provides forward collision alerts, blind spot alerts and sensors for detecting pedestrians.

“The first step with this technology is to make sure that all drivers and passengers within the car are safe. In addition to innovative safety technologies like this, you will see efficiency, advanced connectivity and stunning design in the 2016 Malibu,” said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet car marketing director.

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