bSafeMobile™ from Cogosense is software for smartphones and tablets that detects
driving state and automatically puts the device in Safe Mode while driving. In Safe Mode, a curtain screen blocks access to the keyboard and screen and silences notifications and alerts – including incoming calls, texts and emails.
bSafeMobile uses an OBD-2 plug in your vehicle, and additionally the GPS and accelerometer on the Android device to provide feedback on driving behavior. Feedback is provided to young drivers and families through on‑device reporting of safety scores, infractions and events. Safety reports are only visible when not driving.
Administration controls and reporting for drivers are accessible through a Web-based parent portal. The administration portal provides access to reports and safety scores, set up of email notifications when specified events occur, maps showing the location, time and type of reportable events, and configurable features:
Handsfree override: If enabled, handsfree mode detects whether a wired or Bluetooth headset is attached and permits handsfree use of the device.
Whitelisting: Specific numbers can be permitted to ring through the curtain screen.
Active period: The bSafeMobile app can be made active only at certain times of day and days of the week.
Passenger override: If enabled, a button appears on the curtain screen, allowing a passenger to self-certify as not driving and override Safe Mode.
bSafeMobile declares the use of the Device Administrator permission. The bSafeMobile application does not use the functionality enabled by this permission and does not register as a device administrator app. This unnecessary permission will be removed in the next regular release of bSafeMobile