While I don't yet have a teen driver in my home, I'm only a short year away from sympathizing with those of you who do. I can only imagine the slight discomfort (OK, who are we kidding, night-sweat-inducing panic) that comes along with sending your teen, with his or her yet to be fully developed prefrontal cortex, out into the world with the family-car keys.
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Lexus is the latest in a string of automakers helping to reduce parents' anxiety. Through its Enform Remote App, parents can preset limits like speed and drive times, as well as geo-fence driving boundaries. When the vehicle exceeds any of these chosen limitations, a notification will be sent to a parent's cellphone. The app combines safety and peace of mind, two valuable things to the parents of a teen driver.