In 2013 Shane Desroches was on his daily bike ride home from school just a mile away when a teenage driver was texting and swerved onto the sidewalk killing him on impact. He was only in seventh grade at the time. This device is to stop drivers like these who cannot put their phone down. It is built to drop the frequency of injuries and deaths caused by individuals texting or browsing their phone while driving.
What it does
UDA is an ignition interlock device (IID) that is designed to start your car from your phone and then disable all notifications and abilities other than emergency calling until your car is in park. The car can then be turned off and the phone will be reactivated to be ready for use.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
What's next for UDA