What Would You Pay to Keep Your Family Safe on the Road?

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Global Mobile Alert says, how about less than 10 cents a day for 30 days?

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“Every busy parent and teen driver should have this app on their phone,” said Rob Dugger, a founder of ReadyNation, the preeminent business parent and child advocacy organization in the U.S.

“Making zero car accidents a reality” is the mission of Global Mobile Alert, founded by CEO Demetrius Thompson after he was hit on two separate occasions by drivers using their cell phones. He knew he had to come up with a solution that can prevent accidents and deaths due to distracted driving. The result is GMA’s life-saving technology embedded in a simple cell phone app. “Every busy parent and teen driver should have this app on their phone,” said Rob Dugger, a founder of ReadyNation, the preeminent business parent and child advocacy organization in the U.S.

GMA’s app uses advanced sensing technologies to save lives. In addition to ordinary drivers, the app can be incorporated by developers in smart and autonomous vehicles control systems. GMA’s app works by connecting seamlessly with Smart City traffic control systems. When a driver is using their cell phone, even in the hands-free mode, the app emits a warning when their vehicle is moving and approaching a traffic control point such as a stop sign, traffic light, school zone or railroad crossing.

When approaching a stoplight, for example, if a driver is talking on their phone, the app warns that a stoplight is ahead in time to slow down or stop. The app displays a traffic light and calculates if the light will be red by the time the vehicle reaches the intersection.

Since 2008, Global Mobile Alert has racked up an impressive list of honors and awards, including a finalist nomination for Best Aftermarket Telematics Product/Service in 2017, alongside Zubie, Nokia, Nebula, Mojio, and Verizon. Others who have tossed their research hats into the ring include top automakers including Ford, Volkswagen, BMW, and Honda, who are researching and testing systems that enable cars and traffic lights to communicate with each other with the goal of easing traffic congestion, cutting emissions and increasing safety.

Peter Goelz, current Senior Vice President, O'Neill and Associates and the former Managing Director of the National Transportation Safety Board says, “This app’s available now and will save lives. Cell phone users need this app. Phone manufacturers should make it a standard component of their phones. Car manufacturers should include it as a standard feature of their smart car technologies. And auto insurers should encourage the app’s use by lowering rates on drivers and cars that have the technology.”

The National Highway Traffic Administration reports that 10% of fatal crashes, 15% of injury crashes and 14% of all police-reported motor vehicle traffic accidents in 2015 were the result of distracted driving. In all, 391,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. Sadly, teenagers are the most likely victims. More than 58% of teen crashes were the result of distracted driving.

The Global Mobile Alert is available in the US, Europe and Canada--50 countries, and can be downloaded on Google Play Store for Android, the Apple Store for iPhone and from the company website https://globalmobilealert.com/

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