Smartphones: Harmful distraction or companion in driving security?

PITTSBURGH – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) announced today that the company will host an analyst-led webinar with TU-Automotive on July 13, 2021. Under the title Smartphones: Dangerous Distraction or Driver Safety Companion? The webinar will break down the results and provide insights into Smith Micro’s Distracted Driving Survey *, which the company announced earlier this month.

The following topics will be covered during the webinar:

  • Parents’ concern about the safety of their teenage drivers.

  • The influence of smartphones on the safety and risk profile of young drivers.

  • How existing technologies are helping parents teach their teenagers safe driving habits.

  • Parental willingness to use security monitoring technology / mobile apps.

  • Opportunities for consumer-oriented brands to position themselves as safety officers for families with young drivers.

“Our solutions make it easy to talk to families about the role smartphones play in their children’s lives,” said Eytan Urbas, vice president of corporate strategy at Smith Micro. “While phones can naturally distract young drivers, they can also provide parents with knowledge, confidence, and helpful ways to talk about their teenagers’ safe driving habits.”

Event details:

  • Title: Smartphones: Dangerous distraction or companion in driving safety?

  • Date / Time: July 13, 2021 at 11 a.m. ET

  • Speaker:

    • Eytan Urbas – Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Smith Micro

    • Steve Bell – Principal Analyst and Director, Data and Analytics, Wards Intelligence

  • Webinar registration:

* The survey was conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Smith Micro Software. See below for the methodology.

Survey methodology

This random double opt-in survey was conducted by OnePoll – a market research firm and a corporate member of both the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and the European Society for Opinion and Marketing Research (ESOMAR) – and adheres to the Marketing Code of Conduct the research company (MRS). The survey was conducted online in the United States from April 20-27, 2021. The sample consisted of 2,005 American drivers who are parents of teenagers. For more information on OnePoll’s research in the media, navigate to their portfolio here.

About Smith Micro Software, Inc.

Smith Micro develops software to simplify and enhance the mobile experience and provides solutions for some of the leading wireless carriers and cable MSOs around the world. From enabling the family’s digital lifestyle to delivering powerful voice messaging capabilities, our solutions enrich today’s connected lifestyle and create new ways to reach consumers through smartphones and consumer IoT devices. The Smith Micro portfolio also includes a wide range of products for creating, sharing and monetizing rich content, such as: Please visit for more information.

About TU-Automotive

TU-Automotive is part of the Informa Tech Automotive Group, which combines the research expertise of Wards Intelligence, the reach and community of WardsAuto and the connectivity and event strength of TU-Automotive. Our trusted brand pillars provide expert guidance in the automotive and technology industries with unmatched opportunities to develop and differentiate the customer’s position in it. Our mission is to look well beyond the headlines at research trends that will impact the bottom line of this innovative industry in the months and years to come. To learn more about the Informa Tech Automotive Group, visit and for more information about TU-Automotive, visit

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