As evidenced by the waves of support Graduated Licensing Laws have garnered from parents as well as a recent survey conducted by Allstate, teens behind the wheel and distracted drivers head the list of concerns when it comes to danger on the roads. In hopes of addressing this, Jim Lipjanic developed StreetEyes, a new business that is identifying motor vehicle operators all across the United States whose vehicles will be equipped with cameras that record video, display speed and GPS tracking. Headquartered in Youngstown, Ohio, the company is announcing its launch at the national level after having been in development for the past two years.
Monitoring driving behavior is not a new idea; Toyota introduced the first driver monitoring system in 2006 for its Lexus models, and insurers were quick to offer discounts based on the technology. Several high-end car manufacturers soon followed suit; however, recent offerings include more sophisticated technology.
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