Hi all, couple of points from iOnRoad
Hi, i'm Ohad from the iOnRoad team and i'm happy to see the discussion here about iOnRoad.
Here are some points from my view and knowledge about the app.
Forward collisions are 30% of total reported US crashes, Distracted driving is another major issue (20% reported), although people do have set of eyes and a brain they still not 100% focus on the road.
Here are couple of research facts from CDC (http://www.cdc.gov/Motorvehiclesafety/Distracted_Driving/index.html) about distracted driving :
1. Among those killed or injured in these crashes, nearly 1,000 deaths and 24,000 injuries included cell phone use as the major distraction.
2. 25% of drivers in the United States reported that they “regularly or fairly often” talk on their cell phones while driving
3. 52% of U.S. drivers ages 18-29 reported texting or e-mailing while driving at least once in the last 30 days, and more than a quarter report texting or e-mailing “regularly” or “fairly often” while driving.
The Best way to use iOnRoad is to try it in AR mode and make sure it works right, and from then on switch to background mode which pops up with audio-visual warnnings when necessary, there is no need to keep the eyes on the smartphones display
We do not distribute, share, sell or rent your private information such as your e-mail address or mobile phone number, and iOnRoad allows users to opt out.
The Drivers Log is available only to the user himself unless one decides to share an individual trip.
Research shows that early warning systems such as iOnRoad can reduce up to 70% of accidents which goes to show that the "trust" factor in negligible.
5500 Americans die every year as a result of distracted driving, injuries are X50 that, so in car safety systems are not affordable/available enough today to really take those numbers down.
iOnRoad is free, it is not 100% perfect but is getting better on a daily bases.
Help us help those drivers.
Feel free to ask any questions or contact us with any issue.