BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Texting while driving is three times more dangerous than drunk driving1. In an effort to curb the global crisis of distracted driving, 10n2 Technologies (www.10n2tek.com) introduces OneProtect™ to its portfolio of smartphone solutions that help safeguard teens, family members or loved ones from potentially life-threatening distractions.
Featuring the patent-pending Attention Verification Test (AVT), 10n2’s first-of-its-kind OneProtect™ is the only smartphone software that effectively differentiates between drivers and passengers and can’t be overridden without the administrator being notified, disabling only the driver’s phone if a car exceeds a pre-determined threshold speed. The AVT gives people the peace of mind associated with knowing loved ones won’t be using their smartphones when behind the wheel.
“Distracted driving is not only a leading cause of road deaths and injuries, it’s preventable,” said Ciaran Hynes, chief executive officer of 10n2 Technologies. “Our goal with OneProtect™ is to help put an end to the tragic, senseless loss of life caused by drivers who are more focused on reading emails, surfing the web or texting than they are on traffic signals and other drivers.”
10n2’s cloud-based software allows parents or administrators to remotely manage their loved ones smartphones, making it impossible for the driver to manipulate or disable the software without notifying the administrator. In case of an emergency, 9-1-1 is always available at the touch of a button.
Where OneProtect™ is designed to safeguard consumers, the company’s previously launched BizProtect™ is a proven enterprise software solution that helps companies protect their employees and businesses from the consequences of distracted driving, such as costly litigation and accident settlements, fines, lost productivity and vehicle downtime. Companies using BizProtect™ may even qualify to receive lower motor vehicle insurance premiums.
OneProtect™ is available at www.oneprotect.com for $6.95 per user/per month. Both OneProtect™ and BizProtect™ are currently supported by Blackberry OS 5.0 and higher, as well as Android OS 2.2 and higher. They will become available for the iPhone in fall 2012. The software works seamlessly with all carriers such as Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile.
About 10n2 Technologies:
10n2 Technologies is a leading provider of software that prevents the use of mobile devices while behind the wheel, helping save lives and reduces injuries. For businesses as well as consumers, it can help lower the costs, risks and liability damages associated with distracted driving accidents. 10n2 Technologies is working in partnership with companies, individuals, mobile phone operators, insurance companies, governments and all stakeholders to make our roads safer for everyone. Visit www.10n2tek.com for additional information.
1Virginia Tech Transportation Institute report by Box, July 27, 2009