A device that will detect texting drivers is now a work in progress

A device that will catch texting drivers is now a work in progress. ComSonics which is based in Virginia, US, is in the process of coming up with a radar-looking device that will sense radio frequencies (RF) that emanates from the mobile phones of the drivers with pinpoint accuracy.

This concept is inspired from the cable repairmen’s means of searching for the location of where the cable is damaged, usually caused by rodents. By determining for leaked frequencies while cable is being used as a transmission medium, the repairmen will be able to know the exact location of the damaged part.

A text message, phone call and data transfer that transmit signal at various frequencies can now be detected by the device which ComSonics is currently developing. This groundbreaking novelty will inevitably become useful for enforcing  law in Virginia and possibly and other parts of the country and even abroad. Texting while driving is banned in the state though talking with a mobile phone is permissible for the adult drivers.

Based in Harrisonburg, ComSonics made a humble start in the cable TV industry and to date, offers calibration services designed for speed enforcement equipment. The company moved many notches higher by entering the texting detection segment and  just last Monday during the second yearly Virginia Distracted Driving Summit the company announced its intention of developing the device.

The device is now nearing  production though there are still some kinks that needed to be ironed out, such as legislative approval and adoption by law enforcement. Privacy concerns about the device also have cropped up, but the device could not could not intercept the data that is received or transmitted by the drivers’ while using their mobile phones.

Driving while texting friends and relatives is extremely dangerous since it already give rise to many accidents not only in Virginia and in the four corners of world as well.


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