Trinity Noble was featured in an article in the Washington Post by Fredrick Kunkle this month "Brennan said he has run into a wall of resistance on Capitol Hill despite evidence that more and more people are texting and driving."
Trinity Noble's SkyBloc mentioned in The Economist's Technology Quarterly this past month The Economist - Fatal Distraction
Press Release: NavStar Technologies, Inc.
ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire -11/22/11)- NavStar Technologies, Inc. (Pinksheets: NVSR.PK - News), a company focused on producing and commercializing products and services for tracking/monitoring and reporting on the location and condition of high value cargo and other assets, is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement with Trinity Noble to add cell phone usage detection while driving to its portfolio of Electronic On Board Recorder (EOBR) hardware and services.
"The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is proposing new regulations that would completely ban all hand-held cell phone use by truck and bus drivers while operating commercial vehicles," said N. Douglas Pritt, Chairman & CEO, NavStar Technologies, Inc. "The proposed rule is coming from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the ability to provide this feature in 2012 will be give us a significant competitive advantage."
"Every time a commercial truck or bus driver takes his or her eyes off the road to use a cell phone, even for a few seconds, the driver places everyone around them at risk," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. "This proposed rule will go a long way toward keeping a driver's full attention focused on the road."
FMCSA added that its research shows that reaching for a hand-held cell phone while driving makes a commercial truck three times more likely to be involved in a crash, and dialing a hand-held cell phone while driving increases risk of a crash by six times.
Field trials are planned for 2nd Quarter 2012.
About Trinity Noble:
Trinity Noble's (www.Trinitynoble.com) combined 75 years of experience in Business, Information Technology and Engineering has allowed NavStar to secure Intellectual Property rights which will allow Trinity Noble, LLC to provide the United States and the world with unique solutions to a broadening problem on roads and rails throughout the globe: distracted driving due to dangerous cell phone use behind the wheel.
Trinity Noble has developed technology which, when installed in commercial vehicles at a controlled location, will prohibit the driver using a cell phone. Currently, drivers in this situation are prohibited from cell phone use while driving to increase the safety of all workers. Occasionally, though, drivers use cell phones which increases the risk of an accident. With this technology installed, cell phone usage is blocked when the commercial vehicle is operated. SSA Marine, in an effort to increase safety and worker welfare at its container terminals, is testing this technology at the Manzanillo, Panama terminal.
This technology is not available in the United States due to FCC regulations. Joe Brennan, President of Trinity Noble added, "We were delighted to work with SSA Marine on this project as this technology put in use will save lives". For more information about Trinity-Noble, please contact Trinity-Noble or call 1-888-408-3322.
About Trinity-Noble, LLC
Founded in 2001, Trinity-Noble, LLC is a privately-owned, award-winning company based in Doylestown, PA. The company develops and patents solutions for the prevention of distracted and negligent driving due to cellular phone usage behind the wheel. Trinity-Mobile's executives have applied their 75 years of combined experience in the business, information technology, and engineering sectors to provide the world's most innovative solutions. Trinity-Noble's software applications include the Guardian Angel, SkyBloc, and Autolog.
The safety issues surrounding distracted driving because of cell phone use are now recognized as work hazard by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and tracked and monitored by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).
For fleet-dependent enterprises operating under OSHA and NHTSA guidelines, the combination of cell phones and company-owned vehicles is a double-edged sword. The delivery of improved efficiency and profitability comes with increased risk of liability due to distracted driving. Bridging the gap and protecting the lives of drivers everywhere is the focus of a new distribution partnership between Trinity-Noble the manufacturer of Guardian Angel® and VGMTechnologies (VGMT).
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Trinity Noble featured on NPR's Car Talk; you read about here.
Trinity-Noble, LLC was featured in January's issue of School Transportation News which you can read about here.
Trinity-Noble, LLC was the First Place Winner for The Fall Entrepreneurs Expo & Elevator Pitch Olympics presented by the Venture Association New Jersey (VANJ). The event was held on Monday, October 25 at the Marriott Hanover in Whippany, New Jersey. Trinity-Noble placed first for our presentation of safe driving solutions including Guardian Angel which is now available for purchase. You can read about here.
Trinity-Noble's Guardian Angel mentioned in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Status Report on Cell Phone Distraction. Featured in the article on "High-Tech Options To Curb Distraction". You can download the report Here.
Trinity-Noble has just petitioned the FCC for a rule change in order to legally sell and market our technology in hopes of saving lives. Our legal counsel, Jeremy Chalmers, has done a phenomenal job in presenting our argument as to why we should be allowed—constitutionally—to protect our children and employees from the dangerous practice of texting/talking while driving.
We just received word that we have been invited to attend the DoT summit on Distracted Driving, Sept. 30-Oct. 1.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a September summit to address the dangers of text-messaging and other distractions behind the wheel. In late September, senior transportation officials, elected officials, safety advocates, law enforcement representatives and academics will convene in Washington, DC to discuss ideas about how to combat distracted driving.
“If it were up to me, I would ban drivers from texting, but unfortunately, laws aren’t always enough,” said Sec. LaHood. “We’ve learned from past safety awareness campaigns that it takes a coordinated strategy combining education and enforcement to get results. That’s why this meeting with experienced officials, experts and law enforcement will be such a crucial first step in our efforts to put an end to distracted driving.”
A number of deadly accidents involving text messaging behind the wheel have called attention to the dangerous problem of distracted driving. Last year, a commuter train crash in California involving an operator who was texting on a cell phone killed 25 people and injured 135 others. In another incident, a Florida truck driver admitted to texting moments before a collision with a school bus that killed a student. In yet another, only a few weeks ago, a 17-year-old high school student from Peoria, Illinois was killed when she drove off the road while texting with friends.
Added Secretary LaHood, “The bottom line is, distracted driving is dangerous driving. Following next month’s summit, I plan to announce a list of concrete steps we will take to make drivers think twice about taking their eyes off the road for any reason.”