Parenteen: Ensuring Safe Teen Drivers Through Tech

When it comes to teen driving, the statistics can be daunting.

Just during the first year of receiving their license, teen drivers are 10 times more likely to be involved in a car accident. In the United States, 1 in 4 crash fatalities involve someone 16 to 24 years old (that’s nearly twice as high as other age groups).

Local startup, Mavizon, has created an app to address the increasing issues of teen driving. From their Kickstarter page: “[W]ith Parenteen, parents are virtual co-pilots who can guide their children to becoming good drivers.”

The Parenteen device plugs into a universal port — the same port mechanics use when you take your car in for service.

From there, you can set up alerts and receive texts “when your child has entered and exited predetermined travel boundaries and when there are instances of speeding, hard braking or excessive acceleration.”

Teen drivers can download an app on their end to help discourage them from using their phone while driving. The application works with vehicles from 1996 or newer.

“Over the past few months we have received hundreds of requests from parents, just like you, to get Parenteen to market and with your help we can get it there,” reports the Parenteen blog. By contributing to the Kickstarter campaign, you can pre-order Parenteen and take advantage of early bird pricing.

Check out the Parenteen Kickstarter campaign here, and follow along with Parenteen on their blog!


Rachel Winstead

Rachel is a freelance writer and works at Soap Hope in downtown Dallas. She hates the term "disrupt," tweets about startups, and appreciates a well-crafted hashtag.