Vodafone DriveSafe is an innovative freeTXT service that helps keep you safe while driving. When DriveSafe is activated anyone who sends you a TXT will get a message that you’re driving and you’ll get back to them later. Vodafone DriveSafe is exclusive to Vodafone and available to Vodafone mobile customers.
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Our unique DriveSafe product has won Vodafone New Zealand, and its technology partner Telsis, a second joint global award for innovation. At an event in London in June 2012, Vodafone New Zealand and Telsis were presented with the User Safety Innovation Award by industry publication, Global Telecoms Business.
Launched in February 2012, DriveSafe is free to all Vodafone New Zealand mobile customers and works on all types of handsets. DriveSafe automatically replies to incoming TXT messages with an SMS that says “I’m driving right now. I'll read your TXT as soon as it is safe to do so. Vodafone DriveSafe.”
Vodafone’s CEO Russell Stanners is delighted with the award. “TXTing and driving is illegal and a hugely topical issue in New Zealand. We’re delighted to be recognised for our part in contributing to road safety, and Vodafone will continue to bring innovations like this to New Zealand so customers can make safer choices when they are travelling.”