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Textecution Kills Text Messaging While Driving

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Jan 7, 2009, 11:09 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

A new company is offering parents another tool to prevent their teenage drivers from sending text messages while driving. Textecution sits quietly in the background and allows the user to use their phone as normal. Once Textecution recognizes that the phone is traveling faster than 10 miles per hour, Textecution disables the phone's texting function so text messages cannot be sent or received. When the phone is at rest or traveling at a speed less than 10 miles per hour, the texting feature is seamlessly enabled. The software costs $10, and is currently available for the HTC G1. Textecution will make the software available to other mobile phone platforms over time.



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Jan 8, 2009, 10:19 AM


This is a ridiculous program!

I know ALOT of people who live in major metro areas, and they use public transportation- taxi, bus, train, subway, etc., and I know quite a few of them get signal while doing so (except most on the subway, of course). So they use this program, but what if they're on a public transportation and need to send a text? Is there a way of discerning whether or not its public or personal? I mean, if my cell phone can tell me when I enter my house or not, it should be able to discern between car and bus.

ALSO, even though its the children's parents, they should have a bit more respect for privacy- if there's a problem, the child shouldn't have a cell at all.

Jan 8, 2009, 2:34 AM

What happens if

What happend if some one with this service gets on a train? They do go faster then 10mph you know?

Jan 7, 2009, 12:04 PM

Horrible Name

There must be a better name for this company. A company that stops teens from texting and driving called Textecution? Shouldn't that be what is called when teens text and drive and die?
I think the name is apt. if they text while driving, they could die. Maybe they should name it texticide.

I don't know if I understand this technology that well, because from what I understand, they can still compose a text, but it just won't send,...
The first thing that comes to mind is that last year Texas lead the Country in executions in 2008. Half of all US executions were in Texas.

Jan 7, 2009, 12:40 PM

Seems like more trouble than it's worth ...

From the FAQ -

What if I am a passenger, or riding on a bus or train? Will I be able to text?

We have developed an override function into the application. If you wish to override Textecution and text while the phone is in motion, choose "Request Permission", and a text message will be sent to the administrator who installed Textecution on your mobile device. If the administrator responds "Allow," the texting function will work for the next four hours even while in a moving vehicle. The Administrator (parent or employer) is in complete control, and responding "Allow" takes only a second or two. Of course the Administrator can decide not to disable Textecution by not replying or by respondin
What should the call the "Administrator"? Gauleiter or something?

Funny how they blame "kids" but it was the dumb ass Gov. of NJ and his State Police driver who got into an accident at 92mph texting and driving.

Jan 7, 2009, 4:32 PM

market saturated

seems like every other week a new way to stop texting while driving is released. which is good i guess, but seems over kill after you've seen 4 or 5 on the market. and what abouit voice texting? is that not safer? why can't voice text do what blur\etooth did. in a daya nd age where we always seem to be in need of communication.

NokiaGoth 😈

Jan 7, 2009, 12:59 PM

Can't Wait....

to see a teenager in front of me slow his/her car to 8 miles an hour so he/she can send a text. Awesome. 😕
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