Scosche Intro’s Car Anti-Texting Device

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Scosche previewed at KnowledgeFest an anti-texting dongle, which plugs into an OBD-II port to block your ability to text and email while driving.

scoscheAimed at parents of teen drivers, the cellControl system also relies on an app for Android, BlackBerry and Nokia phones.  And an iPhone version under development.

A Bluetooth connection wirelessly links your phone and the dongle, but Scosche says the connection will not interfere with other Bluetooth functions on your phone.

If the car stops for 5 to 10 seconds, cellControl will re-allow email and texting.

Users can set the free app to block individual functions including sending or receiving text, email or phone calls. It can also selectively permit calls when the phone is used with a handsfree device.

The cellControl system will officially launch this fall at the SEMA show at $129. Service is free for the first year and then $49/year thereafter.

Source: CEoutlook

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