Cellcontrol, based out of the Louisiana Technology Park in Baton Rouge launched their product DriveID, designed to eliminate distracted driving, at the start of 2014.
Their first quarterly distracted driving report reveals that the technology stopped 16 million attempts to open a cell phone app and text messages by a driver behind the wheel. The announcement comes in sync with national distracted driving awareness month.
DriveID knows where a cell phone is located in a vehicle and uses a user-customized distracted driving prevention policy once the vehicle is in motion to protect the driver. Cellcontrol has protected drivers from distractions on more than 155 million miles traveled so far.
Cellcontrol CEO Robert Guba says he created the company to save lives and protect drivers. But we also want to help parents and fleet managers foster positive driving behaviors, and that’s what these reports are designed to do,” said Guba.
The company also offers reports to users, filled with information including excessive speed, hard braking, device tampering, and also driving route reports at the end of each trip.
“Based on most recent statistics, distracted driving claims the lives of, or injures over 450,000 drivers a year; from fleets at Fortune 500 companies to families with teen drivers, there’s no telling how many accidents we’ve prevented or lives we’ve protected with our technology,” said Guba. “Also, many states have bans on distracted driving, so we’re not only saving lives but keeping users from costly fines,” Guba said.