image The major cause of road accidents is distraction while driving, a new  app called iOnRoad could help to mitigate the risks. The app is aiming to improve driving in real-time using the power of advanced features of modern smartphones such camera and sensors to detect vehicles in front of your car, alerting you when you’re in danger; it provides audio-visual warning alerts as your car approaches collision or runs off the road, etc.. The visual notification is based on augmented reality technology overlaid on the real image seen by the smartphone camera.

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The apps also lets the driver take a photo or a video and save to the camera roll. When the phone functions are needed for calling, getting contact info or playing music, the app provides convenient gesture swiping commands .

You can run Apple Maps [or Google Maps] navigation app in the background for a complete safe assisted driving solution.

iOnRoad is available for iOS and Android for $1.99. You would need a good car mount system to use the app.

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