September 20, 2016

This App Gives Drivers Free Coffee for Not Looking at Their Phone

  Driving and texting or driving and looking at your phone in general has proven to be very dangerous.  Recently there have been a slew of commercials and campaigns to help prevent this dangerous habit.  One app has thought of a very clever way to stop texting and driving.  Toyota has teamed up with  Komeda Co, and KDDI Corporation to create "Driving Barista".  The app gives drivers a free coffee for every 100km they drive without checking their phone.  The app can tell if the person has flipped their phone upright and cancels the mileage.  Unfortunately, the app is only available in Japan right now, but maybe we will see similar apps coming to other countries in the future.