July 20, 2010 in Navigation (E)
[prMac.com] Montreal, PQ - Text'nDrive(TM) today launched the first iPhone application to read and reply to emails with intelligent speech technology. Designed to help curb the increase in accidents caused by distracted driving while texting or emailing, Text'nDrive(TM) enables drivers to listen to and respond to email messages by voice using any hands-free device, so they can keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. No other app allows drivers to reply by voice. iPhone users can currently use the Text'nDrive(TM) app to read and respond to their emails while the SMS text feature will be added shortly.
In-car speakerphones, wired connections, Bluetooth headsets, and manufacturer-installed hardware are all supported. Text'nDrive(TM) marries road safety and text and email connectivity for the first time.
Many countries and jurisdictions have adopted legislation prohibiting the use of mobile phones while driving unless a hands-free device is used. In North America, 19 states and six provinces have already enacted these laws while most others are applying partial bans or are in the process of passing similar legislation. Text'nDrive(TM) offers an easy-to-use solution for drivers who wish to stay connected and avoid costly fines and the dangers associated with texting and emailing while driving.
A recent study from the University of Utah found that each time a driver writes or reads a text message they take their eyes off the road for almost five seconds and increase their risk of a collision by up to 23 times.
"Texting and emailing while driving has unfortunately become commonplace and is the cause of numerous accidents. These incidents alone prove the danger of texting and emailing while operating a motor vehicle" said Text'nDrive(TM) CEO, Daniel Robichaud. "We are thrilled to present Text'nDrive(TM) as the innovative solution which we hope will entice more responsible driving habits and ultimately make the roads safer for everyone."
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 4.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
There are both free and pro versions available. Text'nDrive 1.0 is $19.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Navigation category. For more information on Text'nDrive's features and benefits, please visit Text'nDrive online.
Text'nDrive(TM) is the leading innovator in software solutions that prevent distracted driving and reduce the risk of accidents. Text'nDrive(TM) is the safest way to use your phone while driving and is uniquely designed for today's highly mobile, text-happy, and hyper-connected society. Text'nDrive(TM) offers safe driving solutions for consumers, corporations, and government organizations. Copyright (C) 2010 Text'nDrive. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.