App adapted for TomTom Bridge users to lock down smartphones while vehicle is in motion
Baton Rouge, La. – TRUCE announced today a partnership with TomTom, a global leader in navigation and mapping products, to reduce distracted driving among fleets.
TRUCE has developed a customized version of their patented, award-winning safe driving platform specifically for TomTom Bridge. TRUCE technology will pair with a driver’s smartphone in the cabin and restrict the driver’s access to certain smartphone applications while their vehicle is in motion. TomTom Bridge is a semi-rugged navigation device built for vehicle fleets that seamlessly connects business applications, like TRUCE, with TomTom maps, traffic, and navigation software.
The partnership combines TRUCE’s mission of ending distracted driving and creating better drivers, with TomTom’s Bridge technology aimed at improving life on the road for fleet drivers. This partnership enables TRUCE and TomTom Bridge customers to keep their professional drivers safer by reducing distractions and keeping their eyes on the road, all while being guided by award-winning navigation and traffic information.
“TRUCE is an invaluable tool for improving safety on the road,” said Jocelyn Vigreux, President of TomTom, Inc. “TomTom is thrilled to join TRUCE in its mission and, we believe it is an essential addition to the Bridge platform that will help fleet-centric businesses improve the safety of everyone on the road, while providing specific feedback on driver performance.”
Built for life on the road, the TomTom Bridge device has a solid industrial design, 7-inch screen, fully customizable AndroidTM interface and powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The device comes with lifetime TomTom Maps and TomTom Traffic*. It includes innovative hardware features such as Near-Field Communication**, an integrated camera**, wireless connectivity, Bluetooth®, a loud speaker for vehicle use, and a custom charging cradle that can be mounted in a wide variety of vehicle configurations.
“We are thrilled to partner in TomTom, a company that shares our passion for and commitment to driver safety,” said TRUCE CEO Robert Guba. “Our relationship enables us to further our goal of putting an end to distracted driving. Moreover, by expanding our fleet market presence with TomTom Bridge, we are also helping businesses and professionals, who depend on safe driving, to make a living.”
TRUCE is a Bridge ecosystem partner for safe driving. TRUCE for TomTom Bridge is available immediately across North America.
*Lifetime is the useful life of the device, which means the period of time that TomTom continues to support your device with software updates, services, content or accessories. A device will have reached the end of its life when none of these are available any more. The useful life of the smartphone app means the period of time that TomTom continues to support the app with updates. Lifetime Services can only be used on the device they have been purchased with and cannot be transferred to another TomTom device or smartphone app.
**NFC and Camera are available on the BRIDGE Premium Device
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At TomTom (TOM2) our mission is to make technology so easy to use, that everyone can benefit from it. We created easy to use navigation devices, helping millions of people to get where they want to be. Today, we continue to simplify the complex, making technology more accessible for everyone. We have four customer facing business units: Consumer, Telematics, Automotive and Licensing. We make easy to use navigation devices, sport watches and action cameras for consumers. We enable businesses with vehicles to more easily manage and improve fleet efficiency whilst increasing overall business performance with our Telematics solutions. We also offer a world leading real-time map platform that is powering innovative location based services and helping to make automated driving a reality for the automotive industry. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Amsterdam, we have 4,400 employees worldwide and sell our products in 48 countries.
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Established in 2009, TRUCE delivers the world’s leading technology to stop distracted driving and create better drivers. The company’s patented distracted driving prevention and driving improvement platform eliminates talking, texting, and browsing on any mobile device while a vehicle is in motion. TRUCE also collects a robust set of driver behavior data to provide valuable feedback to improve driver performance. TRUCE’s technology has been recognized by Consumer Reports, the Consumer Electronics Show and the National Traffic Safety Institute, and is used by families and Fortune 500 companies worldwide. For more information, visit TRUCE.com and get a free demo on cellcontrol today!