Aegis Mobility, a Burnaby-based developer of solutions to prevent distracted driving, announced today that it has created the industry’s first safe driving solution for Apple’s iOS operating system that provides policy enforcement. Apple’s iOS operating system presents unique characteristics for enterprise applications. It is well understood and accepted that such characteristics have, up until now, presented challenges for safe driving policy enforcement.
FleetSafer, from Aegis, now provides an enforcement solution for all Apple iOS devices including the recently released iOS 7. This Software as a Service (SaaS) product provides automatic detection of driving state via a choice of trigger methods including software-only or hardware-assisted. The most novel element of the product is a patent-pending method that (a) automatically places the device in safe mode when driving is detected, (b) removes distracting functions while in safe mode and (c) prevents a driver from circumventing the safe mode while driving.
Nandini Tare, Frost & Sullivan’s lead industry analyst, said, “Aegis Mobility is the recipient of our 2013 Customer Value Leadership Award for Distracted Driving Solutions and the company’s iOS solution adds significantly to their industry leadership. iOS devices are prevalent in almost all organizations and this innovative offering from Aegis uniquely satisfies enterprise requirements for safe driving policy enforcement on iOS.”
Paul Zimmerman, CEO of Aegis Mobility, commented, “Aegis is committed to helping our customers implement the very best solutions to address distracted driving. Apple’s iOS operating system had, until now, represented an exception in the solution portfolio available from any provider. We are extremely pleased to remove that exception and offer the industry’s broadest device coverage.”
Contact Aegis today to learn more about FleetSafer for iOS or to schedule a demonstration.