Revolutionary Device Now Available
VANCOUVER, Canada (Nov. 25, 2013) – Aegis Mobility, the global leader in solutions to prevent distracted driving, announced today that it has partnered with Audiovox Electronics Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of VOXX International (NASDAQ:VOXX), to provide the safe driving solution component for the Car Connection™ Elite Series. Car Connection is a revolutionary device now available that provides users with the ability to monitor, manage, and maintain their vehicle's health, driving habits, location, and even restrict cell phone use in one integrated plug-n-play on-board diagnostic (OBD-II) device with wireless connectivity.
Driver distraction from the use of smartphones and tablets in vehicles is a leading cause of accidents and a significant source of cost and risk to drivers. According to the National Safety Council, mobile device use is a contributing factor in an estimated 23 percent of all motor vehicle crashes. Audiovox Car Connection will now include ZoomSafer® technology from Aegis Mobility, which is a software solution for tablets and phones that works in conjunction with a wireless OBD-II device to enforce safe driving policies related to the use of mobile devices. When driving is indicated, the software places the device in safe mode, automatically eliminating all distractions.
“We are pleased to offer our customers access to the industry-leading distracted driving solution provided by Aegis Mobility,” said Tom Malone, president of Audiovox Electronics. “We look forward to working together to address this ever-growing concern and making communications in cars safer.”
Paul Zimmerman, CEO for Aegis Mobility, commented, “Audiovox continues to demonstrate leadership in the Connected Car space and we’re confident that this partnership can help to shape the future of safe communications while driving.”
With the Audiovox Car Connection Elite, consumers will be able to access up-to-the-minute information through a mobile app or web interface.
About Aegis Mobility
Aegis Mobility is the world’s leading provider of patented software for mobile devices to prevent distracted driving. FleetSafer enables employers to proactively promote safe and legal use of mobile devices while employees are driving on the job, while TeenSafer enables parents to ensure that their young drivers are not distracted by texting, tweeting or talking while driving.
About Audiovox Electronics Corporation (ACE)
Audiovox Electronics Corporation (AEC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ:VOXX), a leading, global supplier of mobile and consumer electronics products. The Company holds number one market share in rear seat entertainment as well as remote start systems. AEC is also a recognized leader in the marketing of automotive entertainment, Location Based Services (LBS), rear observation systems, and vehicle security. Its extensive distribution network includes power retailers and 12-volt specialists as well as nearly all of the major vehicle manufacturers (OEMs), both domestically and abroad. Audiovox Electronics possesses a strong brand portfolio and its products ranks among the top ten in almost every category in which they sell. Primary brands include Audiovox®, Invision®, Jensen®, Omega®, Advent®, Code Alarm®, Prestige® and Excalibur®. Headquartered in Hauppauge, NY, Audiovox Electronics has a manufacturing facility in the United States, and a robust international footprint with offices in Europe, Canada, Mexico and Venezuela. For additional information, please visit our Web site at www.audiovoxproducts.com.
About VOXX International Corporation
VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ:VOXX). The Company that began as Audiovox over 45 years ago has morphed into a worldwide leader in many automotive and consumer electronics and accessories categories, and now into premium high-end audio. The Company’s brands hold leading market positions across a wide-spectrum of consumer and automotive segments. Today, VOXX International is a global company with an extensive distribution network that includes some of the world’s Fortune 500 companies and an international footprint in Europe, Asia, Mexico and South America, and a growing brand portfolio, which is now comprised of over 30 trusted brands including Audiovox®, Klipsch®, RCA®, Invision®, Jensen®, Acoustic Research®, Jamo®, Energy®, Mac Audio®, Magnat®, Heco®, Schwaiger®, Hirschmann Car Communication® and Oehlbach®. The Company continues to drive innovation throughout all of its subsidiaries, and maintains its commitment to exceeding the needs of the consumers it serves. For additional information, please visit our Web site at www.voxxintl.com.