December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
NexTraq, a GPS fleet tracking and fleet management company, released its new distracted driving solution, NexTraq DriveGuard.
The solution allows companies to discourage distracted driving by blocking or restricting calls, text, emails, Web browsing and more while driving.
NexTraq DriveGuard is powered by Cellcontrol, a distracted driving technology that uses a Bluetooth Trigger Unit coupled with a mobile application on a mobile device to block or restrict calls, emails, texting and Web browsing.
With almost 28% of all accidents caused by using mobile devices, the NexTraq DriveGuard solution is ideal for companies looking to maintain policies concerning cell phone or mobile device use in vehicles and ensure driver safety, as well as their company reputation.
Because companies and individuals use multiple types of devices for different purposes and with different operating systems, NexTraq DriveGuard offers a broad spectrum of device compatibility.
The solution works on phones, smartphones, laptops, handhelds and tablets using, among others, BlackBerry, Android, Windows, Java and iOS systems.
NexTraq DriveGuard includes many user-friendly features, including automated SMS responses to callers that the driver is driving and will return calls and messages at a later time. Companies can pick one of four policies that best matches their needs, so they can begin protecting against distracted driving without waiting on complicated installation or implementation.