#CyberFLASH: Fredericton company’s new app helps parents monitor kids’ driving

pdphonejpg-jpg-size-xxlarge-letterboxFREDERICTON — A new smartphone app means parents can now be backseat drivers to their kids, without having to leave home, and an Internet and privacy lawyer says its use raises some interesting questions.

Fredericton-based GeodeTech has released its GeodeVu tracking app that records a driver’s route along with driving behaviours, such as speeding, hard braking, and even distracted driving.

“We call our product a solution for driver analysis and behaviour coaching,” said Michel Chiasson, the company’s CEO.

“As you start driving around, what’s going to happen is you will see the true behaviours coming through,” he said.

The app can be downloaded for free on Android, iOS and Blackberry 10 phones, while the tracking service will cost you a monthly rate of $9.95.

The app uses the GPS and other functions in the driver’s phone to track its location, and whether it’s used for calls or texting while the car is in motion.

Parents concerned with ongoing driver training can log into a website to see where and how their child has been driving.

“What are the great behaviours that we want to reinforce and what are things that we want to change?” said Chiasson.

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