and the government
are working on plans to ban texting while driving. Now, there's a new product
for cell phones that lets you ban yourself, employees, or kids from texting
while driving. Mobile technology developer TXTBlocker has created a product for
cell phones that lets owners disable texting and other functions while the user
TXTBlocker makes it possible for parents and employers to
customize cell phones to disable texting
certain numbers, or only permit incoming and outgoing calls to predefined
"safe lists" or emergency numbers. TXTBlocker uses proprietary
velocity and geographic algorithms. In addition to preventing dangerous use
while driving, users can also set up 'safe zones' that do not allow
distractions around focused areas such as schools or worksites.
TXTBlocker's product will be available for customers this
fall. To learn more about TXTBlocker, visit the company's website at www.txtblocker.com
. Here's what TXTBlocker
has to say about its product:
parents, employers and others to safely end the dangerous habit of texting
while driving. Cell phone owners simply log in to this site and customize
settings to control when, where and how their cell phones can be used.
Use TXTBlocker's GPS
technology to disable or limit cell phone functions in your own "safe
zones" like schools or workplaces.
automatically, so you never have to remember to turn it on, and it allows for
safety features so that phones can always make calls to 911 and send or receive
calls with preset "safe list" numbers.