Aegis Mobility’s DriveAssistT software to disable cellphones while driving

A Canadian software company, Aegis Mobility, apparently has a software program, called DriveAssistT, that can be loaded into Windows Mobile or Symbian smartphones and will disable the phone when the software senses that the phone is moving at a speed that suggests the user is in a car. The purpose of doing so would be to promote safer driving.

Their business model is to offer the “feature” through carriers at say $10-20 per month. Aside from the fact that it means a non-driver passenger would also have their cell phone disabled, the only people who would pay for such a service are parents wanting to create a safer environment for their driving teens. However, I can’t see carriers offering a feature that reduces the ability of their customers to use their cellphone.

From the Globe and Mail.