Vodafone has partnered with SaveLIFE Foundation to launch the Road Safe mobile application for Android users in India. The Vodafone-SaveLIFE Foundation Road Safe mobile app provides users tools which they can use to keep themselves safe while on the road.
— Vodafone India News (@VodafoneIN_News) April 28, 2017
It allows them to disable mobile distractions while driving, automatically detect road accidents and initiate emergency response, an in case of emergency button, check traffic offences and fines and get road safety tips. The launch comes soon after Samsung unveiled a similar app, called In-Traffic Reply.
The Vodafone-SaveLIFE Road Safe app has features like ‘Distraction Free Driving’ that will automatically disable calls, SMSes, and push notifications when vehicle speed is above 10 kmph. The Road Safe app also has Road Safety tips and information on traffic fines and offences. Another feature called ‘Automatic Crash Detector’ uses the phone’s accelerometer to detect sudden drop in vehicle speed, and provides automatic voice enabled emergency response assistance. A sudden drop in vehicle speed is usually a major sign of an accident. There’s also a one-touch dial for emergency services, and a feature that will call and SMS to saved emergency contacts.
The app is available for free to download on Google Play, and the interface is really simple to use. Once you complete the Vodafone-SaveLIFE Road Safe app registration, the Home Page has all the features mentioned. The traffic offences and fines section gives you a detailed list of fines depending on state and offence. There’s also an option to report harassment from any officer or individual as well. The Settings menu allows you to change language to Hindi; however the default language is English.