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“National Do Not Disturb While Driving Day” highlights mobile phone setting that saves lives

October 17, 2022


“National Do Not Disturb While Driving Day” highlights mobile phone setting that saves lives



National Distracted Driving Coalition encourages drivers to Just Turn It On!



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WASHINGTON, D.C. — October 17, 2022 — The National Distracted Driving Coalition is promoting Oct. 20, 2022, as National Do Not Disturb While Driving Day to highlight the continuing danger of using a cell phone while driving and educate the public about a feature that can help drivers avoid distraction.

“Distracted driving claimed more than 3,100 lives in 2020 according to government statistics, and we know this is likely a dramatic undercount,” said Bruce Landsberg, Vice Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. “Technology is part of the problem but can also be part of the solution. Setting your ‘Do Not Disturb’ function temporarily limits notifications and removes the temptation of checking that distracting device.”

Do Not Disturb While Driving settings are available on both iPhone and Android devices and can be set to automatically engage while driving. Using the phone’s sensors and proximity to known connections to determine if the owner is driving, the feature will temporarily block incoming notifications. Past research has found that only 1 in 5 iPhone users have “Do Not Disturb” set to turn on automatically while driving. That’s likely because many people don’t know that the feature exists, or how it works, and many devices require users to “opt in” rather than choose to turn the setting off.

“Every phone now has this feature. It’s easy to use, and it’s amazingly effective because we’re really bad at resisting the urge to check our devices when we hear a notification,” says Joel Feldman, founder of the Casey Feldman Foundation and EndDD.org. “Maybe you’ve checked an incoming text or email a hundred times without anything happening. But it just takes one glance to end a life.”

Supporters are encouraged to use #NationalDNDWD when posting on social media and to spread the word through all available channels, including blogs, op-eds, press releases and company announcements.

The National Distracted Driving Coalition was formed in March 2021 to address distracted driving which is a contributing factor to road deaths and injuries. This road safety issue is a priority concern shared by many organizations across many sectors. A diverse cross-section of entities, representing academia, non-profits, government, advocacy, and industry, including insurance, transportation, automotive and technology, have come together to create a National Action Plan to tackle this important issue. For more information visit https://usnddc.org/

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Nick Chabarria
Automobile Club Of Missouri

Office: 314-523-7350 x1066305

Cell: 708-269-1667


Joe Young
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Office: 434-985-9244
Cell: 504-641-0491

Envision Solar Announces Rebranding as Beam Global

September 15, 2020

Envision Solar Announces Rebranding as Beam Global

The name change reflects the Company’s continued commitment to lead the world to clean mobility



SAN DIEGO, Sept. 15, 2020  — Envision Solar International, Inc., (Nasdaq: BEEM, BEEMW, formerly EVSI, EVSIW) (“Envision Solar,” “Beam Global,” or the “Company”), the leading provider of innovative sustainable technology for electric vehicle (EV) charging, outdoor media and energy security, today announced that it is changing its name to Beam Global. The new name, along with new branding and visual identity, reflect the Company’s continued commitment to lead the cleantech industry as the developer of products, solutions and business models that accelerate the global transition to a clean transportation sector.

The rebranding comes as the Company continues to meet the growing demand from governments and companies seeking to ensure their EV charging capabilities are scalable, robust and cost effective, as well as easy to use and install. The release of a new version of Beam Global’s flagship product, the EV ARC™ 2020 (Electric Vehicle Autonomous Renewable Charger) —  which generates and supplies electricity to EV chargers without the need for construction, electrical work or a grid connection —  exemplifies the Company’s contribution to the rapid scaling of EV charging infrastructure. The Company is also preparing to launch new products tailored for the medium and heavy-duty vehicle and UAV markets. As Beam Global, the Company is establishing its position as a pioneer in enabling the rapid scaling of clean transportation infrastructure beyond its signature transportable, renewably-energized charging units.

“The transportation sector is rapidly becoming electrified. No matter the vehicle type, charging infrastructure will be essential across all sectors globally, and millions of EV chargers will be needed,” said Beam Global CEO Desmond Wheatley. “Governments and enterprises are eager to provide charging infrastructure that is scalable, reliable and cost effective while avoiding hurdles like lengthy construction and electrical projects that are typical of grid-connected charging units. Beam continues to meet these needs — while securing our energy supply and supporting global climate commitments. Starting today, we are thrilled to lead the world to clean mobility as Beam Global.”

The Company’s brand name and visual identity have been updated to convey its mission to lead the world to clean mobility. Drawing connections to beams of energy, sunlight and steel, the new visual language emphasizes sustainability and strength. The debut of the Beam Global brand will be accompanied by the launch of the Company’s new website and a change in its Nasdaq ticker symbol (Nasdaq: BEEM, BEEMW).

About Beam Global
Beam Global produces innovative, sustainable technology for electric vehicle (EV) charging, outdoor media, and energy security, without the construction, disruption, and costs of grid-tied solutions. Our products are founded upon our patented EV ARC™ and Solar Tree® lines and include BeamTrak™ patented solar tracking, and ARC Technology™ energy storage, along with EV charging, outdoor media, and disaster preparedness packages.

From start to finish, we develop, patent, design, engineer, and manufacture unique and advanced renewably energized products that help the environment, empower communities and keep people moving. Based in San Diego, the company produces Made in America products. Beam Global is listed on Nasdaq under the symbols BEEM and BEEMW (formerly EVSI and EVSIW). For more information visit BeamForAll, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter.