ZoomSafer Inc. and Drivewyze Inc. announced their intent to work together to make their products compatible; therefore, promoting safe driving behavior when clients use the Drivewyze service on a smartphone, according to a March 22 press release.
ZoomSafer’s FleetSafer Mobile is a driving solution compliant with recent Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) cell phone regulations that require mobile phone calls made by interstate commercial drivers to be “one-touch” and hands-free. Drivewyze, also FMCSA-compliant, is a service that provides inspection bypass and toll payments via smartphone. Its application is fully-automated and designed for hands-free use.
When Drivewyze is used in conjunction with FleetSafer Mobile, carriers and their drivers can enable safety features such as limiting calls services and blocking text messaging, without impacting the toll payment functions of Drivewyze.
“Drivewyze is pleased to be partnering with a technology innovator like ZoomSafer,” said Brian Heath, president of Drivewyze. “By working together we seek to verify compatibility across our products when used together on a smartphone, in order to provide integrated options to our motor carrier customers.”
With the goal of tightening an existing law prohibiting texting while driving, both houses of Virginia's General Assembly recently voted to ban the use of handheld mobile devices while operating a motor vehicle.