'cellCONTROL' Eliminates Phone Use for a Safer Drive

By: Matt Ho - Published: Jan 25, 2012 • References: scosche & autoblog
Unless there's a handset involved, talking or texting on the phone is never a good idea, and Scosche is making sure that this dangerous act won't happen with a new device called the 'cellCONTROL.'

The cellCONTROL installs itself right at the OBD-II port of the car. Users must download an app and then activate the system online for it to be fully functional. Once a vehicle starts moving, it uses Bluetooth to block any incoming calls. This also includes incoming and outgoing calls to SMS, MMS and Internet connectivity. Should the cellCONTROL be deactivated, the application will alert an administrator through text or e-mail. The device isn't as limiting as you think though. As long as it detects that a handset is in place, calls will be allowed.

The cellCONTROL is compatible with 1,200 devices and any vehicle sold in the U.S. after 1996. Stats for Mobile-Disabling Auto Devices Trending: Older & Chilly
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