TITLE

Close Encounters Drive Traffic Alerts

AUTHOR(S)
Alleven, Monica
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
Wireless Week;11/15/2005, Vol. 11 Issue 23, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the MyMobileAlert system developed by Demetrius Thompson of Global Mobile Alert, with the help of software composer Derek Butcher, that will warn drivers via their cell phones when they are approaching an intersection. Concept of the device; Views of Thompson on his approach to traffic safety.
ACCESSION #
18881063

 

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