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AT&T unveils mobile solutions to curb distracted driving

Associate PLEDGE from AT&T
Associate PLEDGE from AT&T

USA: AT&T has introduced two mobile solutions, Associate PLEDGE from AT&T and SafeCell Enterprise, both aimed at reducing dangerous driving behavior among employees.

Associate PLEDGE from AT&T is a mobile app that lets businesses conduct real-time monitoring and helps to enforce corporate policies on mobile devices while employees are driving. It is best suited for mobile employees, fleet drivers and sales teams that regularly travel on company business or operate company vehicles. Employers can manage and restrict device use while employee vehicles are in motion, including blocking phone calls, text messages and push-to-talk capabilities.

With SafeCell Enterprise powered by AT&T (SafeCell Enterprise) businesses will be able to monitor employee device usage via GPS, gaining visibility into how fast employees are driving, and whether employees are in compliance with regulatory and corporate policies on their mobile devices while driving. This information, along with vehicle monitoring data will be combined in a single dashboard, allowing for easier monitoring and compliance with local, state and federal government restrictions around mobile device use. The solution is being designed for businesses with commercial fleets and will integrate with fleet management solutions typically used for vehicle monitoring and logging. SafeCell Enterprise will also allow an employer to block use of applications while in-transit, such as email, social media sites, texting and web browsing.

Associate PLEDGE from AT&T and SafeCell Enterprise powered by AT&T work across leading mobile device platforms and operating systems; and, because the solutions are hosted in the cloud, no additional hardware purchase is required.

Chris Hill, Senior Vice President, Advanced Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions, said: “Mobile devices are making it easy for businesses to rely on employees who work offsite. But when those devices are used while driving, employees can put themselves and others at risk. Many businesses have policies in place to address this issue, but little means to enforce them. Associate PLEDGE from AT&T and SafeCell Enterprise powered by AT&T will help businesses enforce those policies and help keep employees safe.”

Source: http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=23827&cdvn=news&newsarticleid=36069&mapcode=enterprise%7Cmk-mobility-solutions

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