TextBuster® is a device that prevents drivers from accessing text, email and Internet functions while driving. It does not interfere with inbound and outbound calling. The firmware technology behind TextBuster® sends a blocking signal to the user's phone automatically, every time the user enters the vehicle.
TextBuster® will not interfere with any other hands-free or Bluetooth items in the vehicle. It is a patent-pending device that will disable the data functions to the driver's phone only while inside the vehicle without interfering with inbound and outbound calls. It includes two components, the mobile app, which is a free download, and a small "brain box" that is mounted under the dash, out of the way.
Ohio-based Access2Communications, a leading manufacturer of automotive electronics, developed the distracted driving device with the hopes of significantly reducing the number of preventable distracted driving fatalities on a global basis.
According to a study conducted by researchers at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park, on average 3,000 teens die each year in the U.S. as a result of texting while driving, and another 300,000 are injured. "Moving forward, we hope to prevent what has become one of today's most significant reasons for distracted driving, especially among teens," President of Access2Communications, Brett Barta said.
In addition to providing safety, TextBuster® also provides tracking data via its account manager panel, where users can track trips, route coordinates and receive vehicle speed alerts via SMS or email.
TextBuster® will be available in Target stores nationwide starting in mid-November. For more information, visit: www.textbuster.com.