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Road Safety RS-1000 Automotive On-Board Computer for Teen Drivers
Road Safety RS-1000A
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Road Safety RS-1000

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The “black box” for teen drivers

Features
  • Saves lives, reduces accidents
  • Promotes safe driving habits
  • Monitors driver's performance
  • Gives in-vehicle warning of unsafe driving
  • Proven in commercial fleets, yet easily installs in the familty car
  • RS-1000A for 1996 to 2002 model year vehicles
  • RS-1000B for 2003 and newer vehicle model years. Also backward compatable with 1996 and newer models.

"High risk drivers
require greater supervision"

Frequently Asked Questions
The Road Safety Teen Driver system was released for national distribution in conjunction with the National Safety Council Conference and Exposition, September 8, 2003, at the McCormick Center in Chicago, IL. The retail price is $280.00. The system can be installed by anyone, by simply plugging the on-board computer into the vehicle Data Link Connector on 1996 and newer vehicles. Pre-1996 vehicles will require system installation by a qualified automotive technician. Complete, easy-to-follow instructions are supplied.

The Road Safety RS-1000 On-Board Computer is installed by simply plugging the supplied cable into the OBD-II Data Link Connector. The Data Link Connector (DLC) is factory installed on all 1996 and newer vehicles sold in the United States and Canada. The connector is generally located under the dash near the steering wheel.
The RS-1000 includes everything you need to install the system in your 1996 or newer vehicle. The RS-1000 On-Board Computer is available in two (2) models: The RS-1000A for 1996 to 2002 model year vehicles and the RS-1000B for 2003 and newer vehicle model years. The difference between the two models is that the RS-1000B supports the CAN protocol that first appeared in the 2003 vehicle model year. The RS-1000B is also backward compatible with vehicles starting with the 1996 model year.



Description

Teen Drivers -- What's a Parent to Do?
Imagine if you could sit next to your teenager every second of their driving. Imagine the control you would have. Would they speed? Street race? Hard corner? Hard brake? Play loud music? Probably not. But how do they drive when you are not in the car?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tells us that teen drivers are more than twice as likely to be involved in vehicle crashes as compared to adult drivers. Sixteen year olds are at the highest risk. Today there is something you can do to reduce the risk to your teen driver while they gain experience. It's a "black box" called the Road Safety On-Board Computer System.

As a parent of a teenage driver, here are some concerns and how our Road Safety "black box" addresses those concerns:

SPEEDING
In teen driver vehicle crashes that involve serious injury or death, excessive speed is almost always a factor. Our ambulance and fire department first responders continuously tell us about this tragic and needless loss of life that would not have occurred had excessive speed not been present. For most parents, one of their biggest fears is the telephone call or the knock on the door late at night by a police officer telling them that their teenager will not be coming home. The Road Safety system constantly monitors vehicle speed. In-vehicle audio warning for speeding absolutely changes behavior and stops this tremendously unsafe driving practice.

AGGRESSIVE DRIVING
Hard braking usually indicates driver distractions causing late reactions or driving too fast for the road or conditions. "Jack-rabbit" takeoffs from the light and high speed cornering are aggressive behaviors commonly found in teenage drivers. This type of driving significantly increases the risk of a vehicle crash. Add to that the feeling of invincibility that most teenagers have and the attitude that "it won't happen to me" and you have a recipe for disaster. Our Road Safety system uses an accelerometer designed for automotive testing to detect high g-forces on the vehicle that are created by this type of aggressive driving. As g-forces become excessive, an audio warning is immediately given to the driver to back-off. The only way to avoid hearing the audio warning (and the embarrassment if friends are in the vehicle) is to drive safely.

NOT WEARING SEAT BELT
Seat belts save lives. Not wearing seat belts compounds injuries in a crash. It is just that simple. The Road Safety system monitors seat belt use and sounds a continuous warning tone if they are not being worn. Failure to wear seat belts is also reported in the driver scoring system reports the parents see.

UNSAFE BACKING
The most frequent teen driver vehicle contact (crash) is backing into another vehicle. While backing incidents seldom result in serious injuries, the repair costs are quite high. Since many backing incidents are not reported to insurance companies (for fear of rate increases) the repair costs are generally right out of the parent’s pocket. The Road Safety system has a "spotter switch" available in the vehicle that the driver has to depress to indicate that they looked behind the vehicle and in the mirrors prior to backing. If they fail to depress the switch, they hear a "backing alarm" in the vehicle and it is reported as an unsafe reverse on the driver scoring report.

WHERE AND WHEN
The Road Safety system tells you where and when your teen was driving on a second by second basis. If you say "I don't want you to go to the beach" and they go anyway, you will know it. If curfew is at 12:00 AM and they get home at 1:00 AM, you will know it. As frequently as you like, simply pop the memory card out of the "black box" and plug it into your family computer to display the reports and graphs. Review them with your teenager and let them know that you care how they operate the vehicle - no speeding, no aggressive driving - just like being in the car with them every second they drive. For all of us, driving a car is a privilege -- it is not a right. This system lets your teenager know that they can continue to enjoy that privilege so long as they drive safely.

I know what many of you are going to say -- "my son or daughter is a good kid -- honor student, athlete, goes to church, hangs with the right kids, etc. etc. I know they drive safely when I am not with them." Think again. We have collected thousands of hours of base-line data covering thousands of miles of teenage driving. Trust me when I say that you would be shocked to see how fast and how aggressively teenagers drive when you are not in the car with them. If you knew, you would take the keys to the car and throw them away forever.

So, what's a parent to do?
The Road Safety Teen Driver system was released for national distribution in conjunction with the National Safety Council Conference and Exposition, September 8, 2003, at the McCormick Center in Chicago, IL. The retail price is $280.00. The system can be installed by anyone, by simply plugging the on-board computer into the vehicle Data Link Connector on 1996 and newer vehicles. Pre-1996 vehicles will require system installation by a qualified automotive technician. Complete, easy-to-follow instructions are supplied.

To purchase a system today or simply get more information, click the "Buy Now" button above or call us at 1-888-883-2338 or send us an email at info@techedu.com


Installation

• For 1996 or newer vehicles - simply plug the RS-1000 Black Box into your vehicle's OBD-II connector (generally under the vehicle’s dashboard - easy-to-follow instructions are included).

Note: Monitoring of Driver's Seatbelt Use and Unsafe Backing requires a hard-wire connection to the vehicle, which should be made by a qualified technician.

• For 1995 or older vehicle, it is recommended that the RS-1000 be installed by a qualified automotive service technician.


Data from the “Black Box” can then be reviewed by removing the processor / memory card from the RS-1000 in the vehicle and linking it up to your PC computer loaded with our Base Station software. Finally, view the reports and graphs using our advanced data analysis software. Once the GPS option is made available, you can even view detailed maps showing where the vehicle traveled and where any unsafe driving events occurred.


Sample Reports

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Specifications

RS-1000 On-Board Computer
Package Contents
  • RS-1000 On-Board Computer
  • Processor/Memory Card
  • Vehicle Datalink Cable
  • Vehicle Direct Connect Cable
  • USB Download Cable
  • Software CD & Manual
RS-1000A The RS-1000A for 1996 to 2002 model year vehicles
RS-1000B The RS-1000B for 2003 and newer vehicle model years. The difference between the two models is that the RS-1000B supports the CAN protocol that first appeared in the 2003 vehicle model year. The RS-1000B is also backward compatible with vehicles starting with the 1996 model year.
Base Station PC Requirements
  • Pentium II 233Mhz PC or above
  • 64MB RAM
  • 30MB Free Hard Drive Space
  • SVGA Monitor or higher
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • Windows XP/2000/Me/98SE
  • USB Port 1.1 or higher


Models, Options, & Accessories
Pricing Summary



Model Description List Price Sale Price
RS-1000A Road Safety On-Board Computer System for Teen Drivers - 1996 to 2002 Vehicles - Discontinued - no replacement
RS-1000B Road Safety On-Board Computer System for Teen Drivers - 2003 and Newer Vehicles - Discontinued - no replacement
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