The mobile initiative to keep kids safe in traffic.
So far, beacon transmitters are used at the POS to increase sales. The Watch Out! initiative uses this technology in a completely new way, which can save lives: it stops kids from being distracted by their smartphones in traffic. Once the app is installed kids who are distracted by their devices are warned at dangerous locations like traffic lights and pedestrians crossings which were previously marked. Their phones receive a signal from the beacon transmitter nearby via Bluetooth. All smartphone activities are immediately blocked and a warning screen appears. As a result the kid’s attention is fully brought back to the traffic.
Function of the Beacon
On the website watch-out-now.de everyone can get more information about the initiative and also mark dangerous locations on a map.