Smartphones: Dangerous Distraction or Driver Safety Companion?

Smith Micro to co-host Driving Safety webinar on July 13

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

The following topics will be covered during the webinar:

  • Parental concerns regarding the safety of their teen drivers.
  • Smartphones’ impact on teen drivers’ safety and risk profiles.
  • How existing technology helps parents teach safe driving habits to their teens.
  • Parental willingness to employ driver safety monitoring technology/mobile apps.
  • Opportunities for consumer-facing brands to position themselves as safety advocates among families with young drivers.

“Our solutions facilitate families’ conversations about the role smartphones play in their kids’ lives,” said Eytan Urbas, Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Smith Micro. “While phones can obviously distract young drivers, they can also provide parents with knowledge, confidence and helpful ways to talk about their teens’ safe driving habits.”

Event Details:

  • Title: Smartphones: Dangerous Distraction or Driver Safety Companion?
  • Date/Time: July 13, 2021 at 11am E.T.
  • Speakers:

    • Eytan Urbas – Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Smith Micro
    • Steve Bell – Principal Analyst and Director, Data and Analytics, Wards Intelligence
  • Webinar Registration: https://smsi.me/3vzlczQ


* 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 company and 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 Research Society (MRS) code of conduct. The survey was conducted online within the United States from April 20 – 27, 2021. The sample consisted of 2,005 American drivers who are parents of teenagers. For more information about 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, providing solutions to some of the leading wireless service providers and cable MSOs around the world. From enabling the family digital lifestyle to providing powerful voice messaging capabilities, our solutions enrich today’s connected lifestyles while creating new opportunities to engage consumers via 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 visual voice messaging, optimizing retail content display and performing analytics on any product set. For more information, visit smithmicro.com.

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 connection and event power of TU-Automotive. Our trusted brand pillars provide expert direction into the automotive and technology industry with unrivaled opportunities to develop and differentiate client’s position within it. Our mission is to look well beyond the headlines to research trends that will impact the bottom line of this innovative industry in the months and years to come. To learn more about Informa Tech Automotive Group, visit https://wardsauto.informa.com and for more information on TU-Automotive, visit tu-auto.com.

SafePath, Smith Micro, and the Smith Micro logo are registered trademarks of Smith Micro Software, Inc. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements regarding future events or results, including statements related to the benefits that we believe our products will offer to our customers, and statements using such words as “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “plan,” “intend,” “could,” “will” and other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Among the important factors that could cause or contribute to such differences are changes resulting from or relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including changes in consumer behavior, changes in our customers’ retail store operations and/or changes in health and safety recommendations and requirements, changes in customer or platform requirements and limitations on our ability to compete effectively with other software and technology companies. These and other factors discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are made on the basis of the views and assumptions of management, and we do not undertake any obligation to update these statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this release.


Paula Yurkovich

Smith Micro Software

+1 (412) 260-1259



Charles Messman

Smith Micro Software

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