WASHINGTON – Today, the Intelligent Car Coalition proudly announced that LifeSaver mobile application and GeoToll have become its two newest members.

The Intelligent Car Coalition is a group of technology industry stakeholders devoted to talking with consumers and decision-makers about the exciting developments in the dynamic intelligent vehicle industry. Other members include the Association for Competitive Technology (ACT), AT&T, CTIA-The Wireless Association, Verizon Telematics (a Verizon Company), and Verizon.

“LifeSaver and GeoToll embody the ever-evolving nature and entrepreneurial spirit of the connected car space,” said Intelligent Car Coalition Executive Director Catherine McCullough. “Through innovative solutions to discourage distracted driving and improve toll payment efficiency, these companies help make the road a safer and more stress-free place. We are thrilled to welcome both LifeSaver and GeoToll to the Coalition and look forward to hearing their perspective on vital federal policy issues such as distracted driving, the deployment of autonomous vehicles, transportation innovation policy, and other matters related to intelligent vehicles.”

GeoToll is the world’s first integration of Electronic Toll Collection protocols and the smartphone, pairing the time-tested accuracy of radio-frequency identification (RFID) with the world’s most common consumer electronics device. The application equips users with an interoperable toll payment device and eliminates the need to install expensive multi-protocol readers for toll road operators.

“GeoToll’s smartphone tolling platform is at the intersection of wireless communications and transportation – two distinct industries from a regulatory standpoint,” said Timothy J. McGuckin, CEO of GeoToll Inc. “Joining was an easy decision. The Coalition has the right message and the right programs to allow us the unencumbered freedom to continue innovating for our customers.”

The LifeSaver mobile application, developed by Silicon Valley-based Life Apps, is used in cars to automatically lock a smartphone when the vehicle is in motion, and unlocks it when the vehicle comes to a stop.  LifeSaver also provides for parental monitoring and rewards to encourage drivers to stop distracted driving behavior.

“LifeSaver is excited to join in the Coalition’s efforts to harness communications and automotive technologies to help make our roads and highways safer for everyone,” said Life Apps co-founder Ted Chen. “Smart phones are now an integral part of our everyday lives, and it is the responsibility of those of us in the industry to ensure that mobile technology continues to offer great opportunities for users, but at minimal risk to drivers and others on the road.”

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The Intelligent Car Coalition is a 501(c)4, non-profit, consumer advocacy and education organization. For more information please visit www.intelligentcarcoalition.org.

 

GeoToll is the world’s first integration of Electronic Toll Collection protocols and the smartphone, pairing the time-tested accuracy of RFID with the world’s most common consumer electronics device.  GeoToll customers who carry their smartphones wherever they go now have an interoperable toll payment device and feature-rich payment platform.  GeoToll provides what toll operators – and drivers – want: options.  People increasingly wish to pay for things with their smartphones.  GeoToll provides that and the security of time-tested RFID.  For more information, visit http://geotoll.com.

 

The LifeSaver mobile application automatically locks a smartphone when the car starts driving and unlocks it when the vehicle comes to a stop.  LifeSaver also provides for parental monitoring and rewards to encourage drivers to stop distracted driving behavior. Life Apps, the team behind LifeSaver, is a mobile software company based in Silicon Valley that is focused on creating tools to improve consumers’ daily relationships as we learn to live with our dependence on smartphones. The company was founded by Ted Chen (formerly of Yahoo! and several prior startups) and Mike Demele (formerly of Oracle and PeopleSoft). For more information, visit www.lifesaver-app.com

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