SMARTwheel can send out real-time alerts to parents, employers, or law enforcement
SMARTwheel sounds an alert when a driver is detected holding the steering wheel in an unsafe way
The Inventioneers present the first working prototype of the SMARTwheel to Secretary of Transportation Ray Lahood
Driving safely requires that both hands remain firmly on the steering wheel, but some people find the temptation to use their smartphone at the wheel all too enticing, often resulting in road accidents. To combat this, a group of students has come up with SMARTwheel: an aftermarket steering wheel cover that detects when drivers are engaging in unsafe activities like texting while driving, and provides sonic and visual alerts to refocus their attention.
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