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Chevrolet mobile app Photo: Supplied
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Alexandra Lawrence | Sep, 11 2018 | 0 Comments

Chevrolet is launching a smartphone app to encourage safer driving.

It comes after a recent survey revealed that 90 per cent of US drivers admitted to handling their phones while driving.

The Call Me Out app was designed as a result of a hackathon held by Chevrolet, where young people were challenged to come up with ways to reduce driver distractions.

It works via the phone’s accelerometer and GPS, setting off pre-recorded messages from family and friends every time the phone is physically picked up while the car is travelling over 5 mp/h (18km/h).

Alan Batey, head of Global Chevrolet, says it is important for GM and Chevrolet to offer technologies that help people become safer drivers.

“As the father of two daughters, I am keenly aware of all the perils that my children face out in the world on a daily basis,” says Batey.

The US car company structured the app with what it describes as two extremely influential forces - technology and the people we love - in an effort to change distracted driving behaviour.

Chevrolet tested the app's “effectiveness and concept of leveraging the positive influence of peer pressure” by partnering with students at Wayne State University in Detroit.

The app also features a scoreboard and rankings, encouraging drivers to use their phones less by issuing points and scoring them on a leader board.

 
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