Asr insurer launches smartphone app that locks while driving




Insurance asr introduced Wednesday an application for Android that blocks inbound messages if a motorist is traveling faster than 15 kph. Asr stressed that the app completely unrelated to insurance and is intended to contribute to road safety.

The ‘Drive Veilig’ app does not block everything: hands-free calling and navigation remain available. According to a message recorded on the website of the insurance company is no data, the user is not followed and the app is not linked to the insurance premium or coverage. Because the app is separate from the company, users need to be a customer.

According to asr we use the smartphone ‘fully behind the wheel. ” Many users of the messages can not resist and therefore use drivers while driving various social media and the internet. Asr cites a study by the Foundation for Road Safety Research from 2013 showing that five to 25 percent of all traffic accidents are caused by distraction. Three percent of the fatal crashes would by “texting behind the wheel ‘place.

Although the app’s various features of the phone switched off at speeds above fifteen kilometers per hour, there is also a passenger mode, allowing use of all applications during a journey in public transport or passenger remains possible. The app is free to download in the Play Store.

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