Cellcontrol releases new distracted driving solution for commercial vehicles
Cellcontrol, a Baton Rouge-based developer of technologies to combat distracted driving, is unveiling today a system for commercial vehicles that it says is the first to comply fully with rules by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration banning the use of hand-held devices by commercial motor vehicle and hazardous material transportation vehicle operators. The company says its new solution prevents texting while driving, as well as emailing, browsing and phone usage in Class A vehicles such as heavy trucks, buses, and other large vehicles. Today's release is to coincide with the National Transportation Safety Board's Attentive Driving Forum being held Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Cellcontrol, which began operation a few years ago in the Louisiana Technology Park, is participating in the event. Cellcontrol says it is now delivering the first and only distracted driving solutions that fully comply with Department of Transportation guidelines as well as NTSB recommendations and FMCSA regulations. The Cellcontrol system uses the vehicle's onboard computer to determine when a vehicle is moving and instantly blocks the use of the driver's cell phone, laptop computer or other mobile device, based on a company's distracted driving policy. Calling 911 is always allowed, and incoming texts, emails and calls are received but cannot be accessed or responded to while the vehicle is moving.
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