App adapted for TomTom Bridge users to lock down smartphones while vehicle is in motion
New Orleans, USA– April 7, 2016 – Cellcontrol announced today a partnership with TomTom, a global leader in navigation and mapping products, to reduce distracted driving among fleets.
Cellcontrol has developed a customized version of their patented, award-winning safe driving platform specifically for TomTom Bridge. Cellcontrol technology will pair with a driver’s smartphone in the cabin and restrict the driver’s access to certain smartphone applications while their vehicle is in motion. TomTom Bridge is a semi-rugged navigation device built for vehicle fleets that seamlessly connects business applications, like Cellcontrol, with TomTom maps, traffic, and navigation software.
The partnership combines Cellcontrol’s mission of ending distracted driving and creating better drivers, with TomTom’s Bridge technology aimed at improving life on the road for fleet drivers. This partnership enables Cellcontrol and TomTom Bridge customers to keep their professional drivers safer by reducing distractions and keeping their eyes on the road, all while being guided by award-winning navigation and traffic information.
“Cellcontrol is an invaluable tool for improving safety on the road,” said Jocelyn Vigreux, President of TomTom, Inc. “TomTom is thrilled to join Cellcontrol in its mission and, we believe it is an essential addition to the Bridge platform that will help fleet-centric businesses improve the safety of everyone on the road, while providing specific feedback on driver performance.”
Built for life on the road, the TomTom Bridge device has a solid industrial design, 7-inch screen, fully customizable Android interface and powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The device comes with lifetime TomTom Maps and TomTom Traffic*. It includes innovative hardware features such as Near-Field Communication**, an integrated camera**, wireless connectivity, Bluetooth®, a loud speaker for vehicle use, and a custom charging cradle that can be mounted in a wide variety of vehicle configurations.
“We are thrilled to partner in TomTom, a company that shares our passion for and commitment to driver safety,” said Cellcontrol CEO Robert Guba. “Our relationship enables us to further our goal of putting an end to distracted driving. Moreover, by expanding our fleet market presence with TomTom Bridge, we are also helping businesses and professionals, who depend on safe driving, to make a living.”
Cellcontrol is a Bridge ecosystem partner for safe driving. Cellcontrol for TomTom Bridge is available immediately across North America.