Chevy has announced the introduction of its new app called “Call Me Out” which will help drivers keep their eyes on the road. The most significant part of the app is that it has the ability to let your friends and family record messages to remind you to put the phone down and keep your eyes on the road.
How does the Call Me Out app work? The app uses the phone’s accelerometer and GPS to detect when the phone is physically picked up while traveling at speeds above 5 mph and plays personalized messages from friends or family to remind drivers to keep their eyes on the road. The Call Me Out app also features a scoreboard and rankings. The less a phone is handled while driving, the higher the score on the leaderboard.
Chevy only mentions that the free app is available for Android phone users, but they don’t necessarily need to drive a Chevy or GM vehicle to use it.
“With Call Me Out we are extending our commitment beyond the technologies integrated into GM and Chevy vehicles and are making the app available for Android phone users who drive other vehicle makes and models in an effort to help people change their driving behavior and make our roads safer,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and head of Global Chevrolet.