Device aims to keep teen drivers from texting behind the wheel – vcstar.com

Summary of an article written by Rachel McGrath
Ventura  County Star


Posted June 8, 2012  at 5:25 p.m

Cellcontrol, a Louisiana company, has designed a technology to stop distracted driving.  While having success with commercial fleets, Cellcontrol has partnered with Scosche, an Oxnard, California company, to move into the consumer market.  Scosche’s Safe Driving System powered by Cellcontrol, is available for Android and BlackBerry phones.

This solution, when in use, disables text messaging, internet access, and incoming and outgoing calls. Scosche’s interface product manager, Ted Lopez, stated that while other solutions are out there, Cellcontrol is unique because it is fully functional out of the box.  With Cellcontrol, there is no need to pair it with a Bluetooth device. Mr. Lopez stated, also, “There’s no way around for a parent not to know it’s being tampered with.”

To read the complete article and see what the California Office of Traffic Safety statistics say, as well as what patrol and local law enforcement agencies are seeing, visit:  http://www.vcstar.com/news/2012/jun/08/device-aims-to-keep-teen-drivers-from-texting/

Device Stops Texting While Driving – Keloland Television

Austin Hoffman, of Keloland Television, writes…..“Texting and driving has proven to cause crashes and play a deadly role.  But how do you make sure you stay off the phone and pay attention to the road?  A new product claims to do just that.”

 

Read the complete article: http://www.keloland.com/News/NewsDetail6371.cfm?Id=128019

 

CES 2012 Innovations Awards

Our retail distribution partner, Scosche Industries, received an Innovations Award in the In-Vehicle Accessories category, for its Safe Driving System, powered by Cellcontrol at CES.  Scosche’s product packages Cellcontrol’s best-in-class technology to stop distracted driving for retail distribution to consumer customers.


The CES Innovations Awards

The Innovations Design and Engineering Awards has given consumer technology manufacturers and developers an opportunity to have their newest products judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade press. It’s the place to see, touch, feel and understand the future of consumer technology.

For a complete listing of all Honorees:  https://web.archive.org/web/20120607233944/http://cesweb.org/awards/innovations/2012-innovations-honorees.htm

Cellcontrol at CES – Las Vegas

Come by and see Cellcontrol at the International CES Expo this week!  We’ll be located in Booth 6522 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center – Safe Driver Zone!

To find out more about the CES Expo, go to: www.cesweb.org

We look forward to seeing YOU there!