The device is automatically activated when the vehicle is moving, using blue-tooth signals is prevent the cellphone in the vehicle from calling, messaging, emailing and even internet accessing. The device can protect itself from ampering, and it even report it in a message. The device is put in the vehicle’s under-dash OBD-II interface.
The device does not control the Apple devices, the device also does not communicate with the cellphones that did not install the app of Scosche, those are the disadvantages of the device, but hopefully they would overcome those disadvantages in the near future.
The advantage of the device is that it would allow the calls of the cellphone to work if it was attached to a hand-free headset.
The device will prevent teenagers from using the phone while driving, it can also be used in the fleet vehicles to prevent the drivers from using their phones.
Now, you might say “What’s the point when you can just unplug the trigger?” And you’d have a point if this system was destined for you. But it’s destined for mostly young drivers and fleet drivers. See, if you remove the trigger, the application sends an email of a text to the administrator of the system. That can be a concerned dad or a responsible fleet manager. And just like that, letting the kids drive the car became a little safer for everyone.
Here’s the only problem: it doesn’t appear to work on iPhones! The website lists “All Android 2.1 and above, all BlackBerry 4.5 and above, all Windows Mobile 5 & 6, all Symbian S60 (3rd Edition) and select Brew and BREWMP systems.” And “RIM, HTC, Samsung, Sanyo, Motorola, Nokia, Pantech, LG, Palm, Sony Ericsson and more.” There’s no mention of Apple or iOS anywhere. Still, lots of people don’t own iPhones.