SuperShuttle Tablets to Be Disabled So Drivers Can Focus on Driving
SuperShuttle has a giant airport transportation business in the U.S. / SuperShuttle
Disabling tablet functionality while SuperShuttle vehicles are in motion is a great safety measure. Human nature does have a pesky habit of getting in the way of safe driving.
Excerpt from Apex Editor's Blog
The eight million travellers in the United States who use SuperShuttle ground transportation may have reason to hope that their ride to and from the airport will soon be getting safer. In an effort to limit driver distraction, the company is disabling nearly all of the functionality on the tablets drivers use to communicate with dispatch while the vehicles are in motion.
“We preach and preach to our drivers not to touch the tablet until they are at a complete stop, but human nature gets in the way,” said Margaret Nathan, a spokeswoman for SuperShuttle. Nathan called me to talk about the problem and what the company’s was doing about it, after I wrote a blog post about my own experience with SuperShuttle at Tampa International Airport in June.