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How does it work?

SafeDrivePod offers a complete solution that ensures the smartphone screen is locked during driving.

The product is a combination of three elements:

Pod

The SafeDrivePod itself, mounted somewhere in the car, sends out a wireless radio signal to indicate when the car is driving.

App

A powerful app running on your phone that shuts off all access to apps when you are driving. You are allowed to make hands-free phone calls and use your navigation apps.

Agreement

An important aspect of our concept is your safety. Your manager made a deal with you to get you and the car home safely. He will get informed about how you use the SafeDrivePod system.

It works both for Android and Apple iPhone devices

What is SafeDrivePod?

The innovative solution to reduce distractions while driving.

SafeDrivePod provides insight into the behavior of your employees.

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Fleet managers want their people to arrive home safely every day!

Fleet managers want their drivers to arrive home safely every day. Instead they deal with increased numbers of car accidents and increased cost of claims. An alarming 25% of the total cost of car damage is related to the driver being distracted by his or her smartphone.

SafeDrivePod prevents smartphone caused distraction during driving. SafeDrivePod offers a complete solution that ensures the touch screen of the smartphone is blocked during driving.

A SafeDrivePod in each vehicle ensures fleet managers that drivers cannot use their smartphones during driving. This leads to a reduction in car damage and cost from claims. Above all, it contributes to improved road safety and more certainty that employees will arrive home safely.

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Latest news

Dailymail: Reckless bus driver stared at phone 'for worryingly long periods'

Reckless bus driver is filmed staring at his phone 'for worryingly long periods' on a busy European motorway

ABC: Distracted drivers urged to put mobile phones away, remember safety

Angela Meiklejohn knows only too well the impact of just one glance away from the road. Her 81-year-old mother, Audrey Dow, was just a few streets from her home in the Queensland city of Mackay when another vehicle slammed head-on into her car.

DEKRA Solutions: Smartphones and driving – a hazardous combination

More than half of all smartphone-owning drivers are guilty of regularly operating their gadgets while on the road. This is the result of a recent Forsa survey carried out on behalf of expert organization DEKRA.

SafeDrivePod expands into Italy

SafeDrivePod is expanding into Italy. The Dutch-based tech company, which offers a solution to block smartphone touch screens while driving, previously ventured onto the Belgian and German markets.

Gazelle launches SafeDrivePod device to cancel out distracted mobile phone use

Said to be the first of its kind on the market, Gazelle cites research stating that 77% of Dutch people are against the use of mobile phones while cycling.

Safedrivepod is easy to install

No expensive IT support by the fleet manager is needed

  • The driver receives a package at home or at the office containing the hardware (a matchbox-sized pod) and an instruction manual.
  • The driver registers on the SafeDrivePod app.
  • The driver downloads the app on his smartphone, enters his credentials and connects the app with the product.
  • The driver places the product in the car, for example, in the glove compartment.
  • The use of the product is relatively easy enabling much lower customer IT support costs.

How does it work in the car?

When the SafeDrivePod is installed in the car, the driver experiences the following:

  • During driving, the touch screen of the smartphone is blocked;
  • After 30 seconds of standstill the touch screen is unblocked again;
  • Making hands-free calls is still possible;
  • If the user switches off Bluetooth or the app, a notification will be sent to the user by text message/email;
  • If the user pressed the SOS button to unlock the phone in case of emergency, a notification is sent to the user by text message/email;
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Our unique solution

The combination of pod, app and server make it hard to tamper with the system.

The smartphone has entered our lives and it seems we cannot live without it, not even when we are driving. Although we know we should not do it, we immediately tend to respond when we hear a notification of a new message. Countries have regulations that prohibit smartphone use during driving but the authorities are not able to enforce these regulations at all times. There are tools in the market that help you to avoid distraction but each of these tools can easily be avoided.
The combination of the three elements (hardware, software and server) make SafeDrivePod a unique and innovative tool and the only product in the market that cannot be tampered with without knowing.

Return on investment

SafeDrivePod provides a return on investment (ROI) within one year by reducing cost. The estimated ROI is about 4:1, so it is not only an investment in safety!

Social responsibility

Enable your employees to arrive home safely!

A new issue to deal with: smartphone caused distraction

A SafeDrivePod in each vehicle ensures the fleet manager that drivers can only use their smartphones for hands-free calls during driving. This leads to reduction of car damage and claim cost reduction. Above all it contributes to improved road safety and more certainty that employees will arrive home safe. SafeDrivePod is good business, good employment practice and good social responsibility!

25% of total vehicle damage costs can be attributed to smartphone use

Although it is difficult to get the hard numbers, for obvious reasons, it is estimated that 25 percent of all car accidents happen because the driver was distracted by his or her smartphone. A third of all employees are texting while driving and 30% of this group experienced a near-car accident as a result of texting. The experience did not change their behavior! Employees tend to continue texting and swiping whilst driving. Business drivers that use their smartphone during driving are younger than the average business driver and almost half of them (46%) are under the age of 41.

What our customers say

  As a major leasing company with over 35,000 cars on the road, we feel a responsibility for the safety of our drivers and other traffic participants. With our customers, we also see the tendency to pay more and more attention to the driving behavior of their employees. We think that is a good development and we support them in different ways. One of the ways is to make the SafeDrivePod available. This counteracts the techniques that apps use to keep the consumer ‘engaged’. SafeDrivePod is an effective means for companies that want to go further and ensure traffic safety not only by relying on the driver’s discipline.  

Liam Donnelly, General Manager Arval Nederland B.V.

  The GS4 security company is committed to creating a safe working environment for its customers and employees on a daily basis. Every day we have an average of 800 vehicles on the street. In addition to the safe road program, we also offer our employees the inclusion of SafeDrivePod, an excellent preventive solution, which helps to reduce the risk of accidents.  

Lidy van Hout, Manager HR G4S(NL)

  We encourage companies to incorporate solutions that reduce the use of smartphones by employees out on the road and so prevent damage occurring. We work together with leading companies such as SafeDrivePod. The SafeDrivePod is a smart solution for our clients to help reduce distractions while driving. Working together in this way ensures safer driving and fewer accidents.  

Patrick Knappers, Risk Advisor IAK Verzekeringen


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Founders

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Paul Hendriks

Founder

Paul Hendriks is initiator and founder of SafeDrivePod. He is the driving force behind the commercial success of the company.

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Erik Damen

Founder

Dr. Erik Damen is co-founder and the technical brains behind the product. He has years of experience in product development and software.

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