Mobile Communication Channel Inhibitor
Distracted Driving has become a serious problem in today’s society.
"Driver inattention is a factor in more than 1 million crashes in North America annually, resulting in serious injuries, deaths and an economic impact reaching nearly $40 billion per year"; as reported by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Our product inhibits the mobile communication channel from executing while driving only, and does not block the use of other mobile communication devices being used by others within the vehicle or when not moving or not in the vehicle. This innovation of the product relates to the methodology, algorithms and monitoring controls for the use of a mobile communications device within a vehicle to prevent the driver from becoming distracted while driving (DWD) but allows the usage of the mobile communication devices when not driving (a passenger) or when not in a moving vehicle or during an emergency.
Our product will offer significant advantages over prior devices and methods by providing hardware and software capable of determine the real time location of the mobile communication device within a moving vehicle to limit driver distraction. The product does not determine the driver’ level of risk associated with having and using the mobile communication device. This is assumed to be factual that DWD drivers are at high risk.
The determination of the mobile communication device’ location is achieved through the product's ability to gather the mobile communication device's environmental/geometrical context information, as well as vehicle environmental/geometrical context information, to be evaluated by assessment algorithms to determine if the mobile communication device should have full access to all of its functions. Passengers can call, text and run application functions but when the phone is moved into the vicinity of the driver, the call, text messaging and application functions are disabled.
DriverBlocker™ is our solution to the national Distracted Driving problem.
The exciting and innovative tool inhibits the driver's mobile device from communicating only while vehicle is moving, without blocking any passengers' device communications within the vehicle.
We at Anzen Electronics understand the importance of your safety and the safety of other drivers.
Distracted Driving Resources
- Official US Government Website for Distracted Driving
- Library of Congress - Distracted Driving Legislation Resources
- Distracted Driving Help
- National Safety Council - Distracted Driving Resources
- CDC - Distracted Driving Facts
- Wikipedia - Distracted Driving
- U.S. Dept of Labor OSHA - Distracted Driving
- Negligent Driving
- GHSA - Comprehensive Study of Distracted Driving
- DMV - Driver Distractions
- FCC - Distracted Driving
- AAA - Distracted Driving Facts
- Teen Driver Source - Distracted Driving Laws
- NHTSA - Stop the texts. Stop the wrecks.
- Distracted Driving Safety Alliance
Distracted Driving Statistics
- In 2010, 3092 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver and an estimated additional 416,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver.
- 11% of all drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted.
- Drivers who use hand-held devices are 4 times more likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves. (Monash University)