Zubie monitors your vehicle's location while driving (during a trip) and while it is parked. When your vehicle appears to move significantly without being driven, we classify that location change as "unexpected."
Why unexpected location changes happen
These unexpected location changes typically occur for one of two reasons:
1. Your vehicle was towed or otherwise moved to another location without its engine turning on.
2. Fluctuation in the location for your vehicle returned by GPS make it appear as though your vehicle moved when it actually did not. Some variation in GPS location is normal, but it is unusual for such fluctuation to reach the threshold to be considered an unexpected location change. Zubie also considers GPS signal quality before updating your vehicle's location.
How to identify unexpected location changes
Unexpected location changes are highlighted in the trips list in the web app:
How to find your vehicle's current location
You can always see your vehicle's current location by selecting it on the live map. The map marker and its tooltip will show the current information.
Additionally, the vehicle tab (as opposed to the trips tab) shows the current address and a Google Street View image (if available).