The FCC Showcase is meant to "demonstrate new technologies, answer questions and provide consumer information on the dangers of texting while driving and other distracted driving behaviors."
The FCC press release notes that "The statistics on distracted driving and texting while driving are sobering:
Information Logistics will demonstrate their GeoTalker platform that servers up mobile applications that can deliver information to drivers "hands-free and eyes-free". There are currently GeoTalker mobile apps available from Transportation agencies in several states, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Louisiana and even from the Highways Agency in England. This symposium is free and open to the public. We hope you will come to the symposium to learn more about addressing distracted driving, and please stop to talk with us about our GeoTalker platform.
Distracted Driving Technology Showcase
Date: April 19, 2013
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Commission Meeting Room, FCC Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Directions and other information about the event is listed in the FCC release or can be found on the FCC website at www.fcc.gov.
Like other GeoTalker apps, the app uses the phones GPS to determine which advisories are within range of the driver's location.
In addition to an interactive 511 Phone, Web site, and Twitter alerts, the 511 launch includes the WV 511 Drive Safe mobile app. Like all Geotalker-based apps, WV 511 Drive Safe is a hands-free and eyes-free mobile app - meaning that the user does not need to interact with the phone in order to hear advisories that are close to where they are traveling.
Motorists using major highways in England can now access real-time, personalized travel information on their smartphones by downloading a free app developed by northeastern U.S.-based Information Logistics.
England's HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release issued by COI News Distribution Service
The Highways Agency has reached an agreement to feed up-to-date traffic information from England's motorways and major A roads into a new hands-free app for smartphones.
Turnpike "Trip Talk" app based on new GeoTalker Platform
A smartphone app that gives drivers information specific to their geographic locations - and does it all without making the users look at or touch their smartphones - won the Smart CEO Volt Award for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.