Parents can’t keep a keen eye on their kids all day long, and they have even more to worry about when young adults in the home get their driving license (and a sense of restricted freedom), thinking that they are able to roam the world and drive at breakneck speeds while feeling invincible. Everyone goes through that rite of passage in their lives, but for parents who suspect that their kids might be doing something else, there is always the Driving Activity Reporter.
This is the device that monitors a car’s activity and provides a detailed report of places, routes, and speeds traveled. It uses a 16-channel GPS receiver to track the movements of the car to which it is attached (internally or externally, using the device’s built-in magnet for covert purposes), storing locations on its built-in flash memory that holds up to 100 hours of driving activity. Removed from the car, the reporter connects to your computer’s USB port, and the included software allows you to view the time, date, and precise locations visited–even how fast a driver was traveling–using animated digital street maps. The data can also be examined using Google Earth (a free application from the Internet) for precise satellite pictures of locations visited. Durable, water-resistant frame enables operation between -15° to 185° F. Two AAA lithium batteries (required) provide up to three weeks of operation; device will enter sleep mode if it does not detect car movement within two minutes.
Sounds like $229.95 worth spending, and suspicious spouses will also find this to be an extremely useful tool.