Australian outfit Arrival Tech has launched its CoDriver Road Safety app for BlackBerry mobile phones, available to Australian and New Zealand users in the BlackBerry App World service (the BlackBerry version of the iTunes App Store).
More than a simple GPS navigation tool, CoDriver features a comprehensive safety mode that includes alerts for speed limits at road safety locations, limits for L- and P-platers, changes to speed limits in school zones and regional towns, locations for rail crossings, accident black spots and safety cameras, and pre-set driver fatigue reminders.
The safety mode also offers options for spoken alerts, with specific warnings for each type of alert.
Other features include a trip computer that records stats for 'today, yesterday, week and month', along with trip times, average speed, top speed and distance covered. There is also a trip map overlay function and the ability to email trips in CSV format.
Among CoDriver's standard screens is a 'Speedo Display' that offers user-set over-speed alerts, a compass and local weather conditions.
According to developer Arrival Tech, future releases of CoDriver will include 'crowd-sourced' socially-networked information for up-to-the-minute fuel prices, parking availability and prices, and traffic alerts.
Kicking off CoDriver's debut in the BlackBerry App World this month, Arrival Tech has also announced a limited-time offer that sees the app available in the BlackBerry App World for free, along with a free 12-month Road Sense road safety data subscription normally valued at US$12.99.
CoDriver is available on all BlackBerry phones with integrated GPS functions, including the Torch, Storm, Bold, Curve and Pearl families.