Device Lets Parents Monitor Kids Driving
Handing over the car keys to your teenager can be a scary time.
But a device typically used to help manage commercial fleets could one day give parents a little peace of mind.
The device is called the ROVR, the Realtime Operational Vehicle Reporting system.
It’s made by a Denver company called Cartasite, and used by companies like Encana to track driver efficiency and help reduce accident rates.
The small device plugs into the vehicle underneath the steering column. It tracks rapid accelerations, hard braking and speeding.
Plus it offers GPS tracking.
If customers want to disable or monitor the phone while driving, it can do that too.
The CEO of Cartasite, David Armitage, is now considering whether or not to market the product to families.