Mitigating Distracting Driving with Enhanced Location Awareness
Global Mobile Alert has technology for alerting a driver distracted by a hands-free phone call to the proximity of a signaled intersection while also communicating the signal phase and timing of that traffic light. The GMA solution, which is wireless technology agnostic, can be embedded in smartphones or in-vehicle systems. These solutions are precisely the type of applications envisioned in connected car and connected infrastructure models. The technology is the core element of the kind of contextual vehicle connectedness envisioned by the supporters of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure, or V2X technology. The key difference is GMA can deliver the solution with existing technology thereby contributing to an immediate reduction in highway fatalities in the U.S. or anywhere else in the world.