A mobile marketer in Boca Raton, Florida has introducted anti-texting software
that automatically deactivates the keyboard of cellphones inside a moving
car. It works like a GPS and eliminates the ability to text, email, surf
the Web or send instant messages once the vehicle's speed has reached
10 miles per hour. This may be one way to prevent auto accidents resulting
from distracted driving.
Senders of incoming messages are notified that their text has been received,
but the recipient was busy driving and could not respond.
The mobile application's other features include SpeedAlert, which
notifies the administrator, a parent or an employer, when the phone has
gone over a certain speed limit by sending a text message, giving the
speed and location on the map.
This mobile application, among the early ones on the market, costs only
$29.95 per phone.