NexTraq, a Michelin Group company, is launching the new NexTraq MobileBlock, which is designed to ensure that drivers’ smartphone and tablet screens are locked during driving.
Launched in partnership with SafeDrivePod, the tool can help managers enforce policies restricting unauthorized use of company-issued tablets and smartphones, according to the company.
“NexTraq’s MobileBlock helps to stop smartphone-based distractions behind the wheel,” said Todd Hanna, vice president of sales for NexTraq. “In many states and municipalities, using smartphones and tablets while driving is against the law. It can be dangerous. MobileBlock is a solution that can keep the driver and crew safe while at work.”
Available in the United States and Canada, MobileBlock is a small, self-adhering pod that is mounted in the vehicle.
An app is downloaded from the App Store or Google Play to the tablets or smartphones used by drivers of the vehicle. The software shuts off all access to apps while driving. Emergency call and navigations apps are still usable with the tool installed.
NexTraq is a part of Michelin’s Global Services and Solutions business line.