Modus and Cellcontrol(TM) Partner to Proactively Combat Distracted Driving for Usage Based Insurance Participants

New UBI Solutions Promise to Reduce Texting and Other Unsafe Driving Behaviors

Sep 03, 2013, 13:30 ET from Modus

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Modus, a full service insurance telematics provider, and CellcontrolTM, the world's leading technology to stop distracted driving, announced a technology and services partnership bringing distracted driving prevention solutions to the usage based insurance market. Available for consumer and commercial UBI programs today, the solution informs drivers of risky behavior, and blocks access to texting and other applications, in real-time, without impacting the battery life of their mobile devices.

"UBI solutions today are primarily focused on functions that are uninteresting to the average driver. They may get a discount, but little-to-no help when it comes to improving their or their teenagers' driving behavior," said Nathan George, VP of Technology at Modus. "Cellcontrol helps us change that by preventing activities that lead to accidents and fatalities."

Powered by patented non-pairing Bluetooth technology, Cellcontrol prevents drivers from inappropriately using their phones to text, email, browse the web, etc.

"Our priority is to protect drivers and their families when behind the wheel," said Robert Guba, CEO of Cellcontrol. "By integrating with Modus' full-service UBI solution, we have greater access to existing insurance programs and can reach more drivers, which in turns saves lives."

Brandon Johnson, CEO of Modus, believes; "The combination of our UBI solutions and Cellcontrol's distracted driving solution is a game changer for both drivers and insurance companies. It is no longer about data or discounts, it's about the positive impact this type of program has on public safety, our families, and also our economy."

The complete UBI offering is now available to all Modus and Cellcontrol customers for both consumer and commercial insurance programs.

About Modus

Since 1999, Modus has been developing wireless solutions, application development and logistics services to corporate enterprise, education, public service, and general business sectors. Since 2008, Modus has been a leading full service provider of insurance telematics solutions. Modus built the first UBI product offering on CDMA networks and is one of the only vendors with national, commercial UBI deployments across all the major cellular carriers. Modus is headquartered in Huntington Beach, California. For more information, see or follow us @GoModus.

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About Cellcontrol

Established in 2009, Cellcontrol is the world's leading technology to stop distracted driving for vehicles ranging from passenger to commercial trucks. The company's patented non-pairing Bluetooth signaling technology integrates directly with a vehicle's onboard electronics, and eliminates a driver's ability to talk, text, email and browse on multiple devices while the vehicle is in motion. Cellcontrol's technology has been recognized by the Consumer Electronics Show and the National Traffic Safety Institute, and is used by families and Fortune 500 companies. For more information on the Baton Rouge, La.-based company, visit and follow @Cellcontrol.

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