Cellcontrol is designed to combat distracted driving, and to that end, it can block messages sent to any device, protection a vehicle driver from the kind of distraction that has proven deadly on so many occasions.
The device has already logged 155 million miles of service. And its blocked over 16 million potentially distracting messages.
“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 Cellcontrol CEO Robert Guba.
It’s solar-powered and hooks onto the windshield behind the rear view mirror. From there, it prevents texts, emails, games and other content from making it to mobile devices in the car.
It can, however, be customized to allow certain types of content.
RBR+TVBR observation: Hmmmm. What we could use is a SiriusXM/Pandora blocker. Anyone working on that?