Antony Livingston, president, Livingston Enterprises LLC, talks about the Distracted Driving Device that will be hard wired into the vehicle’s starter, and how it prevents the driver from starting the car if the phone is not out of reach or out of sight.
Jennifer Kent, director, research quality & product development, Parks Associates, discusses alarming statistics, highlighting the use of mobile devices behind the wheel and points out there is no going back as the auto industry continues to make vehicles that are an extension of our connected lifestyle.
Lukas Kuhn, CTO, Tourmaline Labs, explains how gathering and assigning driver data that is similar to receiving a credit score will help them fully understand the depths of their strengths and weaknesses behind the road.
Alex Haro, co-founder and president, Life360, talks about how Life360 extended its reach from giving families peace of mind during natural disasters to peace of mind every time a loved one is behind the wheel.
Peggy says although some progress has been made, there needs to be a shift in public acceptance and opinion similar to that of drunk driving and driving without a seatbelt.
Deborah Trombley, senior program manager, Transportation Initiatives, National Safety Council Distracted Driving Program, shares her thoughts on startling research that shows a rise in roadway deaths and says the role of distracted driving is understated.
Mike Kellenyi, founder, People Against Distracted Driving, talks turning tragedy into a force that is saving lives of distracted driving through educational programs across the country.
Peggy gives listeners the hard facts on how the number of motor vehicle deaths has hit an all-time high, and how distracted driving is a leading factor in that alarming trend.
Joel Feldman, president of Casey Feldman Foundation and founder of EndDD.org, End Distracted Driving, shares a personal connection to his crusade against distracted driving and says enforcement, legislation, technology, and education must be elevated to combat the rising number of accidents.
Dan Ronan, vice president of strategic communications, Intelligent Transportation Society of America, explains how ITS America is linking together academics, business, and research to help cities and infrastructure approach new options for handling distracted driving.
David Strayer, professor of cognitive neuroscience, University of Utah, dives into the mind of distracted drivers and says while part of the brain makes people believe they are capable of multitasking behind the wheel, nearly everyone is not.
Peggy concludes the month of September by taking a cue from George Orwell, and looks to the future of transportation to determine where the industry is headed. Instead of talking about self-driving vehicles, she takes listeners to the future, and looks at flying cars and levitating trains.
Glenn Laxdal, head of strategy and technology, Ericsson North America, says currently the vision is on enabling autonomous vehicles through the most straight forward way, which is vehicle-to-vehicle communication.
Peggy starts the show by talking about the U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s newly released Federal Automated Vehicles policy which sets the stage for best practices and guidance related to autonomy in the transportation industry.
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Peggy says Uber is in the middle of setting itself up for something big in both the enterprise and consumer space, and explains Uber has become more of a technology company with one move.
Shawn Pruchnicki, faculty member, Ohio State Aviation, says aviation has seen a lot of growth and innovation in the last 10 years, and soon there will be a complete overhaul of the current system.
Jay Ellis, program director, MTRAC Transportation, says there aren’t many funding sources that help commercialize research.
Will Bauman, junior, Grayslake North High School and YSA (Youth Service America) Road Safety Ambassador, shares he was inspired to get involved with distracted driving education after he and his mother were involved in an accident in 2013.
Jeff Haley, acting executive director, Distracted Driving Foundation, says trying to remove all communications from moving automobiles would be overkill.
Joel Feldman, founder of the Casey Feldman Organization and EndDD.org, says although he lost his daughter to a distracted driver, he is very fortunate for the opportunities he has to educate kids on the dangers of distracted driving.
Peggy addresses the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s proposed amendments to distracted driving laws across the country, which have seen been regarded to as a mistake.
Peggy shares preliminary estimates for motor deaths from the National Safety Council.
Mike Kellenyi, president, People Against Distracted Driving, says his organization is trying to create a national law similar to drunk driving.
Jeff Haley, acting executive director, Distracted Driving Foundation, says the distracted-driving problem is caused by technology and should be solved by technology.
Brandon Dufour, general manager, The Next Street, urges listeners to take the challenge with family or friends to shut down their cellphones will driving for a week.
Tracie Bibb, agent spokesperson, Allstate, shares the goal of the Reality Rides campaign is to build awareness around distracted driving by giving people a safe, hands-on experience using virtual reality.
Jeremy Chalmers, COO, VRM Telematics, talks about the company’s tech solution for distracted driving.
Deb Trombley, senior program manager of transportation initiatives, National Safety Council, explains a recent report from the Council found 80% of respondents believe pressure from their own families to keep in touch while driving.
Peggy shares some solutions that can work together to put an end to the distracted-driving epidemic. She says raising awareness and education are the best tools for reducing driver distraction.
Jason Epstein, trial attorney and founder, (TADD)Teens Against Distracted Driving says every day he deals with the repercussions of deadly car accidents and thought there must be something he could do.
Irina Slavina, spokesperson, Hudway, LLC, explains the Hudway Glass, the first of its kind head-up display for smartphones.
Peggy shares shocking statistics from the National Safety Council saying motor deaths increased by 8% in 2015 over 2014.
Peggy says vehicle-safety technology is important both professionally and personally.
Joe Wiesenfelder, executive editor, Cars.com, talks about news coming out of the Chicago Auto Show, saying the new Kia Niro is a Prius fighter.
Jesse Hoggard, vice president of marketing, Cellcontrol, says the company makes safe driving solutions that keep consumers from using a mobile device behind the wheel.
Alexa Milkovich, vice president of marketing, BeMyDD, says the pricing might be slightly higher than a cab, but there is a convenience with having a driver drive your car.
Alexa Milkovich, vice president of marketing, BeMyDD, says she and her cofounder developed the idea to hire a personal driver that could drive the client in their own personal vehicle for an hourly rate.
Peggy says hands-free systems are not actually solving the distracted driving problem, but are safer than the alternative.
Deb Trombley, senior program manager of transportation initiatives, National Safety Council, says the workplace feels the same pressure to respond to bosses and customers—even while they are driving.
Deb Trombley, senior program manager of transportation initiatives, National Safety Council, says the organization is focused on cellphones because more people are talking on the phone while they are driving. Far more drivers are talking on their phones than manually handling their phones, she explains.
Peggy talks about some of the latest news stories related to distracted driving and says we are going to continue to see these news stories worsen until we find a solution.