|[January 10, 2013]
Cellcontrol Extends Licensing of First Anti-Distracted Driving Technology to Aftermarket Automotive Industry For Use in Next Generation In-Car Infotainment Systems
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
Cellcontrol™, the industry's leading developer of distracted driving
solutions, announced today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES (News - Alert)) that
it is the first tech firm to offer its patented non-pairing Bluetooth
communication technology to aftermarket automotive suppliers of
next-generation multi-media, navigation units and Android (News - Alert) powered
receivers. Utilizing real time vehicle status, Cellcontrol instantly
blocks the inappropriate or illegal use of a driver's cell phone,
tablet, laptop computer or other mobile device while driving.
As mobile devices such as phones and tablets become increasingly
sophisticated and powerful, they also become more distracting to
drivers. Last year the US Department of Transportation issued guidelines
to the automotive industry urging them to build into every vehicle the
capability to limit the use of distracting features for drivers in a
moving vehicle, including mobile devices. To accomplish that objective,
the automotive industry need a way to communicate speed o motion to the
driver's phone within a moving vehicle. Cellcontrol's non-pairing
Bluetooth solution provides that platform, which is far more automated,
more effective, and less invasive than traditional pairing methods.
"By offering our signaling technology to the aftermarket automotive
industry, we believe we can set a safety foundation for the industry to
build truly effective solutions for stopping distracted driving," said
Kevin Coppolino, vice president of Cellcontrol. "In addition, there is
virtually no manufacturing or technology integration cost for an
aftermarket vendor to add this capability to their next generation
multimedia and navigation units."
To demonstrate how the technology works, Cellcontrol executives
attending CES will be offering free in-car demonstrations on the streets
of Las Vegas during the last two days of the show. To reserve a
demonstration, please contact public relations director, David Splivalo,
at 703-798-2395 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cellcontrol is located at booth #3233 in the North Hall at the CES.
Cellcontrol, based in Baton Rouge, La., is the most accurate, secure and
dependable solution for distracted driving caused by cellular phones and
other mobile devices. Cellcontrol uses the automobile's computer and
phone/device software to put a stop to texting, e-mail, Web browsing and
phone use while operating a vehicle, and to record key telematics
parameters for one vehicle or a fleet. For more information on
Cellcontrol, go to www.cellcontrol.com.
Cellcontrol™ is a registered trademark of obdEdge, a Baton Rouge,
Louisiana based company.
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