BATON ROUGE, La. (November 12, 2013) – CellcontrolTM, the world’s leading technology to end distracted driving, was chosen as a 2014 CES Best of Innovations honoree for its driver identification platform, DriveID™. Chosen by a panel of technology and innovations experts, the company joins a small, elite group of innovators that receives the honor each year.
Unveiled earlier this year at CTIA™, Cellcontrol’s groundbreaking technology is the industry’s first distracted driving solution that also provides driver identification, and the accuracy required for user-based insurance (UBI) programs. DriveID™ accurately detects who sits in the driver’s seat, and only applies a safety policy to that individual’s mobile devices – leaving passengers free to talk, text, email and browse.
“We are very proud to be among a talented group of visionaries,” said Robert Guba, CEO of Cellcontrol.” “DriveID is an example of how we continue to overcome industry challenges as the future of UBI and distracted driving prevention relies on intelligent driver identification. We hope to remain a part of the award roster in years to come as Cellcontrol continues to extend our product line and capabilities and reduce the number of preventable auto crashes.”
Despite 47 states enacting legislation against distracted driving, the public safety issue remains a very real and endemic problem both at home and at work, costing thousands of lives and millions of dollars in litigation and penalties. According to the National Safety Council, over 860,000 accidents occurred so far in 2013 alone due to texting and driving.
In January 2014, consumers and fleet administrators can purchase a solar-powered DriveID device, which is simply placed on a vehicle’s windshield. This eco-friendly device can function standalone or can integrate with Cellcontrol’s signature non-pairing Bluetooth technology to provide additional UBI information.
For more information and to watch a video of DriveID’s capabilities, visit cellcontrol.com/driveid. CES attendees can click here to reserve a meeting time with Cellcontrol representatives at the upcoming CES 2014 for a live demo of the award-winning solution.
Established in 2009, Cellcontrol is the world’s leading technology to stop distracted driving for vehicles ranging from passenger to commercial trucks. The company’s patented non-pairing Bluetooth signaling technology integrates directly with a vehicle’s onboard electronics, and eliminates a driver’s ability to talk, text, email and browse on multiple devices while the vehicle is in motion. Cellcontrol’s technology has been recognized by the Consumer Electronics Show and the National Traffic Safety Institute, and is used by families and Fortune 500 companies. For more information on the Baton Rouge, La.-based company, visit cellcontrol.com and follow @Cellcontrol.