New In-Car Device Blocks Mobile Phones
CU80 Behaviour Device Helps Road Safety
The CU80 Behaviour Device stops the motorist using their mobile, laptop, tablet, and MP3 player on the move. Why? Because their use can be distracting, dangerous, and illegal. This Bluetooth device – which is small and rectangular – connects to the port that is typically found close to the steering wheel. The owner of the system then sets parameters via a web-based interface. As such the CU80 could block calls, texts, and a web browser but permit access to a phone-based sat-nav. The device can also be configured to enforce (or allow) calls through a hands-free systems - and it will not prevent the motorist phoning the emergency services. The CU80 also allows the driver to use his/her gadgets while parked but deactivates them within seconds of moving. Its manufacturer says this is the first system of its type in Europe and that it is compatible with almost every type of phone and device. It therefore benefits those who want to influence the behaviour of an inexperienced or business driver. The CU80 Device also monitors how far the vehicle has travelled and the motorist's driving style. Action can then be taken if it is not being driven appropriately. Interestingly, the West Bridgewater Police Department in the U.S. has recently championed a similar mobile inhibiting device.