Man Gadget: Device that Stop Texting While Driving

8:16 pm Contributed by JW

There are lots of devices on the market it appears as though nearly all of it is simply increasing the eternal pile of excess; a great number of tend to be nice however , not truly useful or useful. We sometimes overlook there's a real benefit to technology such as making us more secure and much more efficient in your lives. Then when a product like the Tiwi by Inthinc comes along, it arrives as a little bit of clean air all of us gladly pass on. Dunno exactly why it took such a long time to be released, however the Tiwi is really a gadget which disables mobile phones from functioning while the car is being operated, keeping motorists off their keypads and also devoted to the highway. In the event that successful, it might considerably reduce the texting-while-driving issue.

The product costs $299 coupled with installation and functions just like a chaperone in the car for moms and dads and organizations that issue mobile phones for their workers. It entirely disables communication on the mobile phone, while logging the actual driver’s speed, extreme driving patterns as well as seat belt utilization.

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  1. Erik said...

    Real change on this issue is going to come from the end user - the delivery man, the car pooling mom, or the teen driver deciding to change their habits. From truckers to moms to teens that I spoke with on the issue of text and drive - there was one common thread. If presented with a Big Brother type lock down alternative, they will immediately seek "to get around it". This does not constitute change on our highways. Selling expensive hardware & software that is supposed to lock down the activity forgets that it is the end user (the driver) who will ultimately decide. Let's change behavior and we will see those violent crash rates

    I decided to do something about distracted driving after my three year old daughter was nearly run down right in front of me by a texting driver. Instead of a shackle that locks down phones and alienates the user (especially teens) I built a tool called OTTER that is a simple GPS based, texting auto reply app for smartphones. OTTER also silences those distracting call ringtones unless a bluetooth is enabled. I think if we can empower the individual then change will come to our highways now and not just our laws.

    Erik Wood, owner
    OTTER app

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