Nanny App Reports Teens' Driving Behavior

For $19.99, neurotic peace of mind
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 12, 2011 1:49 PM CST
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(Newser) – The ultimate app for parents nervous about their teens' driving has arrived: Called, iGuardian teen, the Android app logs the speed, location over time, and acceleration of the car. It will also report any use of the phone while the car is being driven, buzzes when the driver goes over the speed limit, and will even shoot text messages to parents keeping them informed of every twist and turn.

"The $19.99 app is a neurotic parent's dream come true, and in many cases could provide useful feedback to drivers," notes Fast Company. "But it could also feed parental worries—and who's to say that a rebellious teenager won't just turn it off during driving sessions that they want to hide from their parents? But for teens with a track record of getting into accidents, it may be worth a try."

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