inthinc Technology Solutions Inc. (www.inthinc.com), developer of technologies to improve driving safety, today announced its tiwiFamily driving safety system has been named an International CES Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree in the “In-Vehicle Navigation/Telematics/ITS” product category.
inthinc tiwiFamily is the breakthrough safe driving system that mentors teen drivers in real-time with in-vehicle, verbal feedback to instantly improve driving behavior. These alerts are triggered when the driver is speeding, driving aggressively or not wearing a seatbelt. New to tiwiFamily is a feature to help reduce distracted driving where drivers’ cell phones are automatically switched to “safe mode,” restricting calls, texting or other applications while the vehicle is in motion.
“inthinc technology expands upon what GPS-only products provide,” said Todd Follmer, CEO of inthinc Technology Solutions. “Our tiwiFamily solution coaches young drivers to change high-risk behavior and avoid dangerous driving situations before they happen. We are grateful to receive this recognition, which underscores the need for helping young people become safer, more confident drivers.”
inthinc tiwiFamily provides parents peace of mind by enabling them to stay involved in their teen’s driving experience. Parents can receive an email, voicemail or text when a dangerous driving behavior occurs or when their teen arrives at (or leaves) a specified zone such as home, school or work. All driving information is available through a web portal where parents can view various reports on driving performance — allowing for opportunities to reward and reinforce positive driving behavior as well as identify areas for improvement.
The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. Honorees will be featured at the Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase in Las Vegas. A full listing of winners can also be found at www.CESweb.org/Innovations.
For more information about tiwi, please visit www.tiwi.com/family.
inthinc is a global company centered on telematics, fleet solutions and driving safety. Its breakthrough driving safety solutions are designed to safeguard lives, save money and protect the environment. inthinc technology dramatically improves driver behavior and has been documented to reduce accidents by more than 80 percent. For more information, please visit http://www.inthinc.com.