ZoomSafer: Safe Driving Application Now Available for Android Phones

ZoomSafer announced today that their new innovative “safe driving software” is now available for Android smartphones.  Once enabled the software disables emailing and texting as well as manages other inbound and outbound communications based on client-controlled & administrative policies.  For instance, policy options include allowing “hands-free” phone calls along with an auto-reply function.  The auto-reply function is able to let others know that the user is driving and is unavailable to chat at this time. This application automatically launches when you begin to drive & automatically turns off when you are finished driving.  Any parents of teens out there know that this app could literally be a life saver for them (and for adults too, let’s be honest!)

Anyone who is interested in participating in the ZoomSafer beta program can click HERE to get started.  Android 2.2(froyo) or newer is required.

These guys can also be found in Booth #2334 at CES 2011 in Las Vegas.

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  • Real change on this issue is going to come from the end user – the delivery man, the car pooling mom, or the teen driver deciding to change their habits. From truckers to moms to teens that I spoke with on the issue of text and drive – there was one common thread. If presented with a Big Brother type lock down alternative, they will immediately seek “to get around it”. This does not constitute change on our highways. Selling software that is supposed to lock down the activity forgets that it is the end user (the driver) who will ultimately decide. Let’s change behavior and we will see those violent crash rates plummet…now.

    I decided to do something about distracted driving after my three year old daughter was nearly run down right in front of me by a texting driver. Instead of a shackle that locks down phones and alienates the user (especially teens) I built a tool called OTTER that is a simple GPS based, texting auto reply app for smartphones. OTTER also silences those distracting call ringtones unless a bluetooth is enabled. I think if we can empower the individual then change will come to our highways now and not just our laws.

    Erik Wood, owner
    OTTER app

  • Brandon Kruger

    So why aren’t we taking this the other way and developing systems to safely allow texting and emails while driving, instead of just restricting it?

  • Mark

    I like VLingo, it reads texts and emails, and you can dictate to it.

  • Mel

    ZoomSafer has on option that provides what VLingo does. However, it offers much more in the way of customizing your cell phone usage, while driving, to meet your own criteria.

  • Kelly

    When will the app be available for the I phone?