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Slow Down App Stops Speeding with Distorted Music
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 - 03:47 PM
(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) Here's an app for those of you who know you drive too fast when your favorite song comes on.
OVK Slowdown is an iPhone app that plays your tunes, but also tracks your speed and location via GPS. If you go above the speed limit, the app starts to slow down your music more and more as you speed up. If you top out over 6.2 m.p.h. (that's 10 km.p.h.) above the legal limit, the app shuts off your audio all together.
Watch the video above for a demonstration of distorted music as traffic safety incentive.
Obviously you can still speed (in silence or with the radio), but if you're willing to admit you have a lead foot and want to break the habit, a free app can't hurt?