The smartphone is one of the biggest causes for distracted driving, so the 'RiVE' dock aims to eliminate the possibility to use certain features to help you drive safer.
Texting and driving is a surefire way to completely distract you from keeping your eyes on the road, so the 'RiVE' dock stops you from being able to do so when your device is docked.
The 'RiVE' consists of a clip that is affixed onto the bottom portion of your device and plugged in to provide the various functionalities (or downgrading, so to speak).
The 'RiVE' dock helps you drive safer by launching the accompanying app that will stop notifications from coming through and focus on things such as music, maps and emergency functionalities.
The 'RiVE' Dock Scales Down Devices to Help You Drive Safer
Michael Hemsworth — April 20, 2017 — Autos
References: kickstarter & geeky-gadgets