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Prevention of Distracted Driving    

Accurate software program that restricts the operator of any moving vehicle from using their mobile device while allowing all other passengers unrestricted use of their device

Overview

With this program installed on mobile devices it will end drivers being distracted from using their mobile devices. It is the simplest and accurate way of restricting the driver/operator of any moving vehicle, whether it’s a car, truck, bus, train, boat or even a plane, from using their mobile device. There is no additional hardware to install, there is no training needed and it can be sent as an update to all mobile devices and end drivers being distracted by their devices.

From Insurance companies to parents of teenagers, drivers being distracted by their mobile devices is a huge problem and getting bigger. The way this program works is: once a vehicle starts moving, all mobile devices in that vehicle that have the software installed in them will communicate with each other via Bluetooth or other means. The devices will agree that all are within 5-10ft of each other, moving in the same direction and at the same speed. From there all devices in the vehicle running the program will lock and display all of the users’ names on the screen of their device along with their profile picture. The screen will ask "Who is the operator/driver?" Once the operator selects that they are the operator, their device will stay locked and all other devices will unlock and function normally. The program can also be unlocked by 2 or more of the passengers selecting the operator/driver. The program also has a safety feature in case there is an accident. Each phone will display "Was there an accident?" If none of the passengers respond and hit "No", the devices will automatically dial 911 and send the GPS location to the operator. Being that this program will always select the correct operator/driver of any moving vehicle, there is no way to turn this program off once it is installed on a device. This way the user cannot trick the device or turn it off when they are driving. The owner of the device can turn on certain features such as hands-free calling, maps and other applications by calling an 800 number and getting a 4 digit code to unlock that feature, so it can be used safely.

Primary Application of the Technology

Insurance companies, corporations, mobile device manufacturers, parents of children who drive, any business with drivers

The Problem Solved by the Technology

The program solves the problem of drivers and operators of moving vehicles being distracted by using their devices while driving or operating the vehicle. There are other programs that restrict the driver from using their device, however, all other programs can be turned off. This program eliminates the need for having the ability to turn the program off: The app will determine the driver/operator of the moving vehicle accurately 100% of the time. By doing this, it has eliminated the need for being able to turn the program off. This assures the mobile device will never be able to be used while the owner is driving or operating a vehicle.

How the Technology Solves the Problem

It solves the problem of distracted drivers in several ways. First, by locking the driver's/operator's device while they are driving; it reduces the chances of them being distracted by their device. Secondly, the program is the only program to stop distracted drivers that cannot be turned off once it is installed. The program will always determine the driver/operator of the vehicle and restrict them from using their device. Being that the program is accurate in determining the driver/operator, there is no reason to be able to turn it off.

Competitive Advantage

This program is superior to any other program currently available, for many reasons. The main reason being that the program once installed cannot be turned off. The program will accurately determine the operator of any moving vehicle and restrict them from using their mobile device while allowing all other passengers unrestricted use of their device. There is no additional hardware to install, there is no training needed and it can be sent as an update to all mobile devices and end drivers being distracted from using their devices.

Comments on Deal Structure, Potential Terms and Restrictions

I am looking to either sell the patent outright or license it for use. I am open to suggestions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Question: If I turn the Bluetooth off on my device will the device work while I am driving?
Answer: No, if you turn the Bluetooth off, the device will not have any way for another device to "unlock" it, so the device will stay locked "thinking" it is driver's device.