Global Mobile Alert Corporation Nominated by Telematics Update for Active Early Warning System / Aid to Navigation

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Demetrius Thompson, Chairman of Global Mobile Alert Corporation, was nominated for the 2008 Best Portable Telematics Solution Award, which gave the company an opportunity to meet some of the leaders in the information and communications technology field, says spokesperson Else Latinovic. To be in the same category as Microsoft and Clear Channel for this award speaks volumes. The company's solution has a lot to offer the automobile manufactures and wireless platforms alike. The world is on the phone, and we must act.

One way to synergize responsible solutions is to establish alliances with other industries that have a vested interest such as automobile insurance companies. By offering discounts to drivers using safety devices with cell phones, insurance moguls could attract new policyholders while making city streets safer at the same time.

Global Mobile Alert Corporation (http://www.gma4.com) was nominated for the 2008 Best Portable Telematics Solution Award, which gave the company a great opportunity to meet some of the leaders in the information and communications technology field, says spokesperson Else Latinovic. To be in the same category as Microsoft and Clear Channel for this award speaks volumes. The company's solution has a lot to offer the automobile manufactures and wireless platforms alike.

How does it work? Global Mobile Alert is a software designed to utilize the Global Positioning System (GPS) chip incorporated within the hardware of GPS navigation devices, and GPS equipped mobile phones. The solution alerts a driver's attention to an approaching traffic intersection by playing a distinct chirping sound and refocusing attention back on the road, where it belongs.

Global Mobile Alert is expected to be a household name in the near future, changing how everyone will view driving with new technology. The benefits of increased safety are obvious and could include insurance premium discounts typically provided for safe drivers.

Global Mobile Alert strategist Randy Anderson said, "One way to synergize responsible solutions is to establish alliances with other industries that have a vested interest such as automobile insurance companies. By offering discounts to drivers using safety devices with cell phones, insurance moguls could attract new policyholders while making city streets safer at the same time."

In recent years, some local governments have enacted laws banning the use of cellular phones while driving. Other cities have put restrictions on their use, such as requiring drivers to use an "ear bud" or a hands-free phone.

These laws have been highly publicized, and more municipalities have been talking about enacting similar laws. These laws were thought to be the only way city governments could ensure public safety from unsafe drivers on cellular telephones. In other words, it is easier to ban the use of cellular phones while driving than to deal with the issue. In the near future it is possible that cellular telephone use while driving will be outlawed in the U.S., a solution that makes the wireless industry shutter and that most people don't want.

In America, the practice of protecting citizens goes far beyond having the mightiest military or the best-trained and well-equipped law enforcement in the world. In the United States there are regulations on seemingly everything from gun control to the use of bicycle helmets. At some level of government, individuals are told what we can or cannot do, and often how to do it or how not to do it. Under pressure from corporate political action committees, special interest and advocacy groups, legislators tend to do what comes naturally, which is to legislate.

The more laws we have, the fewer freedoms we enjoy. Over-legislating is eroding the most fundamental and precious principle upon which America was founded. Often, legislation directed at a tiny portion of society creates restrictions for many. Countless ineffective and unenforceable laws are being passed. But government does have an obligation to protect, suggesting a need for balancing responsibility with what is effective without being burdensome.

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