JioMotive is a smart solution for older cars and base models.
Reliance Jio has introduced JioMotive, an on-board diagnostic (OBD) device aimed at upgrading traditional cars into smart cars, offering a connected-car experience without the need for built-in advanced features. JioMotive is a user-friendly, plug-and-play device that requires no professional setup, making it accessible for owners of older or basic model vehicles.
Traditional vehicle companies can provide this as an upgrade. It is a more economic substitute to car automation, making smart vehicles more affordable. It has annual service charges of INR500 post one year.
There are some OBD devices that can be used for two-wheelers also. Although, there is no mention of that in JioMotive description. The product is available on Reliance Digital platform at a discounted rate.
The device provides real-time analytics on various car performance metrics such as location, engine health, and driving patterns. With JioMotive, users gain the benefit of real-time vehicle tracking, allowing them to monitor their car’s location and movements at any moment, which is particularly useful when the vehicle is being used by others.
One of the key features is the e-SIM functionality, which integrates data sharing with an existing Jio mobile plan through the Jio Everywhere Connect Plan, thus avoiding the need for a separate SIM or data plan for the device.
Geo-fencing is another notable feature, where users can define virtual geographic boundaries and receive alerts when their vehicle enters or exits these predefined zones. The time fence feature is designed to notify the owner if the car is started during pre-set times, helping to ensure the vehicle is not being used without permission, especially outside of designated hours.
JioMotive also provides a comprehensive overview of the vehicle’s health, monitoring battery status, engine load, coolant and air intake temperatures, and it offers access to over 200 engine diagnostic codes. This does not only inform the user about their car’s current status but also aids in proactive maintenance to keep the vehicle running smoothly.