Insurance company Esurance is providing a device called Drivesafe that plugs into the diagnostics port of most automobiles built after 1996 and, coupled with an Android app, allows parents to set limits on what the driver is allowed to do with the smart phone while the car is in motion.
Parents can block certain smartphone functions while the car is moving such as use of social media apps, text messaging, email or web browsing, but still allow teens to receive calls from Mom and Dad, dial 911 or access Bluetooth hands-free functions.
Apple says, "No third party application can block iPhone functionality." So there!
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