Live Undistracted, a transportation safety technology company, has completed a successful field trial of its PhoneSafe™ software application that prevents distracted driving by blanking Smartphone screens while a vehicle is in motion. The company partnered with Azuga™, a leading global GPS intelligent telematics platform company, to embed the PhoneSafe app into Azuga’s Fleet Tracking Solution. The solution was then deployed in a fleet of utility field service trucks operated by Contract Callers, Inc., a utility services company based in Augusta, GA. The PhoneSafe™ application successfully eliminated the use of texting, emailing, and other screen interactions, but allowed for handsfree calling and voice navigation by the drivers who participated in the trial.
“The Azuga Telematics Solution with the integrated Live Undistracted PhoneSafe™ application performed flawlessly and provided all of the performance needed to support our field operations and driver safety programs at an affordable price point. The LU application will definitely provide that next level of safety for our drivers,” offered Yancy Emery, VP of Safety, Quality, and Training at Contract Callers.
“We are excited to be adding Live Undistracted to the Azuga Identify Change Empower Safety Program Suite of Products to help our customers make an impact on driver safety.” added Rich Medeiros, Azuga Enterprise Sales Executive for Strategic Accounts.
“We are extremely pleased to be part of the Azuga Safety Suite of Products and the potential impact we can have on the commercial carrier and consumer safety markets.” said Jim Mundell, CEO of Live Undistracted. “Beyond the financial impact that driving accidents have is the personal tragedy that occurs when a life is lost. Live Undistracted will help prevent the loss of life caused by smartphone distracted driving.”
According to the National Safety Council, smartphone related accidents account for as many as 1 in 4 accidents on US roads. It is estimated that in the US alone that there are over 3,000 deaths and 350,000 personal injuries each year due to distracted driving related incidents, and that accidents related to phone use, cost US commercial fleet operators over $2B annually.
Organizations interested in evaluating the PhoneSafe™ solution may contact Jim Mundell, CEO, 919-272-2744, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Live Undistracted
Live Undistracted, LLC is an early-stage transportation safety technology company. The Company’s patent-pending beaconing technology provides a low-cost method for controlling smartphones when vehicles are in motion. Its PhoneSafe™ solution seamlessly integrates with commercial trucking fleets existing GPS telematics platforms and allows fleet managers to enforce their phone policies, prevent costly accidents and protect their drivers and others on the road from distracted driving. LU if focused on the commercial trucking, teenage driving, and user-based insurance markets. For more information, visit www.liveundistracted.com.
Azuga, backed by Sumeru Equity Partners, is a leading global connected vehicle platform, helping our customers turn data from vehicles and their use into intelligence that improves operations and safety while reducing cost and risk. Azuga provides reliable end-to-end solutions for commercial fleets, government agencies, insurance companies and automotive industry suppliers, through leading hardware technology, the Azuga One platform, award-winning fleet applications and data analytics. The award-winning Azuga Fleet solution is used by thousands of businesses—from the small fleet of a few vehicles up to several thousand—and is lauded by customers for its ease-of-use, robust features and affordable pricing. Azuga is headquartered in Fremont, California, with offices across the globe. www.azuga.com
About Contract Callers
CCI provides Utility Field Services support to electric, gas and water utilities, large & small across the U.S. We provide complete turn-key field projects as well as smaller custom projects based on geographic parameters & surplus work not treated by dedicated personnel. CCI Utility Field Services has extensive experience in performing AMI Deployment services & offers additional options that include meter reading, post deployment maintenance solutions, meter exchanges, leak repairs, leak surveys, corrosion surveys with remediation & service disconnects for non-payment. www.contractcallers.com