Mobile Game 'Dashboard Blitz' Teaches Users About Car Safety Technologies

ITASCA, Ill., April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new mobile game aims to answer a question many drivers have today: "My car does what?"

The game, Dashboard Blitz, helps educate players about the beeps, flashing icons and technologies that are common in many of today's cars. Dashboard Blitz players work at a virtual auto expo booth where they answer customers' questions about crash prevention technologies like blind spot monitors and back-up cameras, among others. The game is a part of the MyCarDoesWhat campaign, created by the National Safety Council and the University of Iowa to educate about current and upcoming car safety technologies.

Objectives of Dashboard Blitz include:

  • Selecting safety features that meet a customer's needs
  • Progressing through 30 levels to gain points and unlock upgrades – from mechanic helpers to rocket-powered roller skates
  • Battling the clock while answering as many customer questions as possible
  • Dashboard Blitz is free and available for iOS and Android devices. Visit MyCarDoesWhat.org for additional car safety technology resources.

About the National Safety Council

Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council, nsc.org, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact – distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities.

About the University of Iowa

The Transportation & Vehicle Safety Research Program at the University of Iowa works to improve technology design through a better understanding of how drivers perform and behave in crash situations. Their research-driven program works at the intersection of safety technology and public policy. The program's areas of research include: human factors and human behavior, advanced in-vehicle safety technologies, driver distraction, teen driving, crash analysis and automated vehicle policy.