DashTrac Uses GPS to Help Parents Extend Driver’s Education

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Actsoft Inc., makers of GPS and wireless enterprise software solutions, introduced DashTracTM, a small tracking device that enables parents or guardians of teen drivers to monitor driving behavior remotely.

As the father of twin teenage girls, I can’t imagine a parent that wouldn’t be elated to have the option to continue to instruct their children after they are driving on their own. This device will be a great accountability tool for my girls and will provide a safety aspect that gives me comfort.

Actsoft Inc., makers of GPS and wireless enterprise software solutions, introduced DashTracTM, a small tracking device that enables parents or guardians of teen drivers to monitor driving behavior remotely.

Most cars and light trucks manufactured after 1996 are equipped with an OBD port located just under the dashboard on the vehicle’s driver side. The Dashtrac unit plugs easily into that port, giving parents the ability to accurately track the location and behavior of any vehicle equipped with the device, directly from their personal computer.

DashTrac itself is no bigger than a box of matches and can be installed in less than ten seconds. Test customer Jamie Parries was impressed. “As a parent I am amazed. I know where my car is at all times and even get reports for fast starts and hard braking. It’s like being invisible in the passenger seat. A nice surprise was the discount I got on my auto insurance, which essentially pays for the unit.”

Once installed, a user-friendly web interface accurately displays the vehicle’s location, speed and direction of travel. It also reports poor driving behaviors that dramatically increase a teen’s chance of infractions or accidents. Parents and guardians of inexperienced drivers can use it for continued coaching after the teen is legal to drive solo.

The device and technology have a number of relevant applications throughout multiple markets. When considered an enhancement to driver’s education, Dashtrac is a powerful coaching tool that provides additional oversight into driver behavior.

2008 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics reveal:

  •     Nine teens, ages 16 to 19, died every day from motor vehicle injuries.
  •     Approximately 3,500 teens in the United States aged 15–19 were killed.
  •     More than 350,000 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor-vehicle crashes.
  •     Car accidents are the leading cause of death in teens.

“Dashtrac combines ease of installation, affordability and peace of mind,” states Tom Mitchell, Founder and CEO of Actsoft. “As the father of twin teenage girls, I can’t imagine a parent that wouldn’t be elated to have the option to continue to instruct their children after they are driving on their own. This device will be a great accountability tool for my girls and will provide a safety aspect that gives me comfort.”

For more information about DashTrac visit http://www.Dashtrac.com or call 1-888-732-6638.

About Actsoft Inc.:
Actsoft Inc. is a leading developer of mobile applications for today’s business. Their products include Comet EZ, Comet Tracker, Comet Mobile Worker, House Arrest Solution and DashTrac. Actsoft, Inc. provides enterprise solutions to thousands of companies throughout the United States, Canada and many locations around the world. Founded in 1998, Actsoft, Inc. is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Most recently, Actsoft was the recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s 2009 Customer Service Excellence Award. For more information visit http://www.dashtrac.com.

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