Dallas, TX (Vocus) November 10, 2010
MobileLutions announced today the availability of MobiLoc™, a new technology that addresses the growing need for corporations to minimize risk in their mobile workforce by controlling employees’ ability to use smartphones while driving — including in cars, trucks, trains, and buses. The risk of corporate liability is at an all-time high as more workers cause serious accidents on America’s highways as a result of driving and talking and texting.
The MobiLoc™ solution locks applications on smartphones when employees are driving at pre-determined rates of speed, based on corporate policies. Controls for texting, voice, email, browsing, and more are also available to place on employees’ phones. MobiLoc™ is flexible enough to work with each company’s own business policies, scalable to allow unlimited cell phones into the system, and easy to deploy and manage. MobileLutions Co-Founder, Larry Eppard calls the solution: a “hardware-free technology. We push MobiLoc™ over-the-air directly to mobile devices. This deployment immediately gives companies control over their mobile workforce, reduces corporate risk of liability, and boosts public safety on our roads.”
Corporate Responsibility Escalates
Several recent high-dollar legal cases indicate an emerging trend in the law to make employers responsible for drivers who cause accidents, injuries, and deaths while using their cell phones. Even if the company does not issue the phone, but an employee injures someone because he or she was using a cell phone to conduct business while driving, a company may be liable for damages. “MobiLoc™ gives companies a powerful and convenient solution to keep employees and the public safe, by reducing employees’ temptation to use their cell phones while they are driving,” says MobileLutions Co-Founder, Doug Ortega. “Deploying this technology to a company’s mobile workforce is a proactive step in risk-reduction in today’s increasingly mobile and connected work environment.”
A strong defense for employers to protect against liability is to adopt and implement written policies that ban the use of mobile devices for work-related purposes while driving — and to ensure that these policies are adequately communicated to employees. MobiLoc™ provides a powerful way to ensure that mobile employees actually comply with corporate policies.
MobileLutions is dedicated to the creation of a safer environment for employers, employees, and the public. For more information, please visit http://www.MobileLutions.com.