iOnRoad for Android: When Phones in Cars Make Them Safer

Posted on Dec 18 2011 - 10:26am by admin

ionroad iOnRoad for Android: When Phones in Cars Make Them Safer, cell phone reviews, Think about this, a navigation system that acts as a GPS and will keep you safe from the road, and best of all, it’s free. TheiOnRoad is an app by picitup used for drivers to improve their safety on the road.

iOnRoad is the BEST car safety app that uses your cam and realtime image recognition algorithms to serve as an extra eye on the road – to measure the time gap in front of you and warn you when you’re in danger of crashing.

iOnRoad integrates data collected from the visual information from the smartphone, camera with the GPS and accelerometer, which then displays an audio-visual warning when you are too close to car in front of you. The alert will turn from yellow to red when your car is following too closely to the lead car. You can set the alert display to be either in time intervals (seconds), distance (meters) or speed (kilometre per hours).

Personal Web Dashboard iOnRoad provides a personal web dashboard that displays all your snapshots, alerts, and other driving data. Accrue safety points by maintaining sufficient headway distance throughout your trips and compete with other drivers. Review alerts on the iOnRoad dashboard by clicking on the summary map to view an actual snapshot of the insufficient headway. Simply log in to your dashboard using your google account to access all the information or to share your snapshots, driving maps, and status!

Setup is easy. Just mount the phone correctly and ensure that you have a cradle which allows the phone camera to see the road. The app will tell you if you need to adjust, the phone has to be vertically mounted, then it‚ start working when you move off. No internet connection is required and there‚Äôs a ‚ snapshot‚ button if you want to take a picture whilst driving. The makers have also included several shortcut keys so that you can make a call, play music or hop into your normal navigation software.


This app utilizes your Android device’s rear camera to have a look at traffic in front of you, and, using complex visual algorithms, it determines headway, speed, direction, and potential traffic threats.

What’s more, the app still keeps watching, and keeps you abreast of any potential dangers while running in the background, meaning you can switch to your music player, messaging app, or phone, and still get alerts from iOnRoad.
On top of its incredible safety features, the apps also offers social integration, allowing you to unlock (and compete for) driving achievements (which seem to be geared toward safe driving), and upload snapshots of interesting sights, reckless drivers, etc. to Facebook.

One last thing – you can set iOnRoad to automatically detect when you start driving, thereby starting the video feed and your augmented driving experience. If you are worried that the screen will distract you when you driving, don’t fret, there is an option of put the app into standby until there is a situation until iOnRoad will need to alert you.

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