Scosche is now shipping cellCONTROL, which stops teen drivers from texting while driving.
The $129 cellCONTROL dongle plugs into the OBDII port of the car and prevents your teen from accessing any unsafe apps while the car is in motion.
It uses Bluetooth to disable email, and the ability to make phone calls plus other apps.
“According to the National Highway Transportation and Safety Authority 18% of fatalities in distraction-related crashes involved a cell phone,” said Kas Alves, Scosche Executive VP. “Those are the type of accidents that can easily be prevented and served as the inspiration behind cellCONTROL.”
Users activate the safe driving system online at https://scosche.cellcontrol.com/scosche/account-setup/, then download the app onto their mobile device and then plug the dongle into the car’s OBDII port.
cellCONTROL is compatible with over 1,200 cellphones including Android, BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows Mobile.
The system was first previewed last fall at KnowledgeFest.