Fleet World Workshop Tools
Car Tax Calculator
CO2 Calculator
Car Comparator
Van Tax Calculator
EV Car Comparator
BiK Rates Company Car Tax

New app blocks mobile calls, emails & texts behind the wheel

Dubbed Driver Distraction Prevention (DDP), the app can be installed on employees’ phones and will cut off and block all voice calls and lock the keypad to prevent any texting (or emailing) less than one minute after the start of a business journey.  Employees will receive an announcement via their phone if there is missed message requiring them to stop in a safe place and take the message.

In addition the app offers a set of reports that can:

  • Analyse speeding by comparing actual speed with the speed limit on the roads the employee has driven on. 
  • Monitor any fatigue, based on employees driving for too long without a break or driving on business after working for too long.

The DDP app has been developed by Romex World, which provides end-to-end employee tracking solutions delivered via a PDA, Smartphone or Tablet, and can be implemented quickly and easily, without any need to install any hardware in any vehicles.

The Driver Distraction Prevention has been developed as a bolt-on to the company’s core Mobile Workforce Management app, which provides mapping and reporting, and can be added to with a Lone Worker 
Protection module that provides real-time monitoring and welfare checks for remote and lone workers. The DDP and Lone Worker modules can also be supplied as stand-alone systems.

The new DDP app works on most Smartphones – Blackberry, Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian – with the Apple version due for release within the next month.

A free demonstration is available upon registration at www.Romex world.com

For more of the latest industry news, click here.

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.