Summry 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 distraced drivng. 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 Andoid and BlackBerry phones. This solution, when in use, disables text messaging, internet acess, 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/
By Deborah Porterfield – USA TODAY This weekly roundup takes a look at the practical and sometimes quirky aspects of tech products.
Device blocks texting in the car Worried about your teen driver texting while driving? With cellControl, you can go beyond the usual safety lectures. The Bluetooth device, which can be plugged into a car’s on-board diagnostic system, keeps drivers from texting, e-mailing or making phone calls while the car is moving. If someone tries to remove or deactivate the device, it can be programmed to e-mail or text you. The device from Scosche costs about $130. www.scosche.com For the complete article, go to: http://www.dailycomet.com/article/20120524/WIRE/120529845/1008?Title=Some-new-gadgets-on-the-market
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
Follow the link to CNET – “Aftermarket Device Takes Control of Distracted Driving” !
Check out what Geeky Gadgets had to say about the new Scosche Cellcontrol solution ! http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/scosche-cellcontrol-blocks-mobiles-while-driving-2012-01-20/
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: http://www.cesweb.org/awards/innovations/2012-innovations-honorees.htm