Global Mobile Alert Technology Aims to Prevent Driver Distraction

Global Mobile Alert’s driver distraction warning system includes an RSU processor (AI-500-085) that interfaces with the traffic signal controller to receive signal phase and timing (SpaT) messages to help drivers operate their vehicles more safely operate. The RSU processor transmits messages over the cellular network to the Global Mobile Alert Server. The driver receives information about an application in his vehicle either directly via the mobile network or connected via Bluetooth. The system is activated during a hands-free call at traffic lights, school zones and railroad crossings.

Here’s a video showing how it works: Driver Distraction Alert Technology (Video). New features have a Countdown to Green voice alert, shown here in this video: DDA’s Countdown to Green (Video). The new driver distraction warning system is available through Google Automotive Services (GAS), a collection of applications and services that automotive OEMs can license and integrate with their in-vehicle infotainment systems.

GAS allows third party developers to deploy Android applications to meet specific customer needs. Several major OEMs have announced plans to use Android Automotive as part of their onboard infotainment systems. “GMA has a really interesting product here that has the potential to save lives. In combination with some of WirelessCar’s products, I see many use cases in the solution area for enhanced safety and security.” Daniel Fredriksson, Head of Business Development at WirelessCar Information classification: General The Polestar 2 from Volvo Cars and Geely Holdings is the first car in the world to be equipped with over features an infotainment system running Android Automotive OS with integrated Google apps and services.

In today’s crowded driving space, distraction is a growing threat. GMA Distraction Warning technology is state-of-the-art and can save lives today. “I worked with and advised on this breakthrough technology for reducing driver distraction, Driver Distraction Alert (DDA), with Global Mobile Alert,” said Peter Goelz, a 30-year-old safety expert and former executive director of the National Transportation Safety Board in Washington DC. With DDA, the driver receives alerts of approaching traffic lights, railroad crossings and school zones for possible hotspots while talking on a hands-free call.

“I applaud Demetrius (Thompson, President and Founder of Global Mobile Alert) and his team for his innovation and Global Mobile Alert’s commitment to bringing this important security innovation to market. The technology is so necessary for today’s world.” C. Green, a former product engineer at Uber/deCarta who helped develop the first generation map databases, shared, “Global Mobile Alert has the latest versions of the software on the UC Berkeley wireless traffic signals SPADATS test corridor tested in Silicon Valley. He reports that a “countdown to green” cue when stopping at red lights worked well on the test track.

The standard traffic light intersection, school zone, and railroad crossing features were available throughout the Bay Area where he experienced. The background map integrated well with the warning icons, and the system warned him of approaching traffic lights while he talked hands-free on his smartphone. DDA Global Mobile Alert’s Countdown to Green demo video features software for wireless transmission of a light’s signal phase and timing, which is the type of applications envisioned in the connected automotive and OEM industries today.

These are connected infrastructure models that together are core elements of the kind of contextual Vehicle Field Code Changed Information Classification: General Connectedness by the proponents of vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure or V2X technology. “Sooner or later, automakers will use contextual information to mitigate and eliminate distracted driving associated with smartphone use once and for all. That’s the solution that Global Mobile Alert offers,” says Thompson.