Cellcontrol and TomTom partner to help reduce distracted driving

by Truck West

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Cellcontrol has teamed with navigation device company TomTom to bring fleets in both Canada and the US a specially designed version of its safe driving platform to help reduce distracted driving.

Cellcontrol’s tailored its award-winning platform for TomTom Bridge, which will pair with a driver’s smartphone in the cabin and restrict access to certain cellphone applications while the truck is in motion.

“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.”

The TomTom Bridge boasts a solid, semi-rugged design, with a seven-inch screen, customized Android interface and Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It includes TomTom Maps and Traffic, Near-Field Communication, camera, Bluetooth and loudspeaker for vehicle use.

“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 was established in 2009 and works to develop technology to stop distracted driving, with a platform the company says eliminates talking, texting and browsing on any mobile device while a vehicle is in motion.

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