Otto Driving Companion®

The Otto driving companion® device and maps have been available since July of 2005. The OttoMobile™ application captures the essence of the functionality provided by this device including the road safety alerts and trip recording.

The Otto driving companion is a portable GPS-based device that provides a driver with information about their driving environment using voice, sound and visual LED alerts. Otto was designed to promote safe driving by complementing existing roadway signage using a map of the posted speed limits as well as a number of designated community safety zones and Red Light Camera-controlled intersections. Otto is also a “black box” recording device, as it captures the vehicle speed and location and stores this information in its internal memory. This information can be used to keep track of vehicle use, either for business purposes or for personal interest, and is made accessible in a standard report format by uploading the data logs from the device to the website.

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