As Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood leads a two day summit on distracted driving, we thought this would be a good time to bring you news about new technology that is taking action to keep your attention on the road. Meet DriveSafe.ly – a new mobile application that reads text (SMS) messages and emails aloud in real time and automatically responds without drivers having to touch their mobile device.
DriveSafe.ly is currently available on all BlackBerry and Android models. An iPhone and a Windows based version are on the way.
Downloading the application for free allows you to hear 25 words per message in a female voice and has an optional text and e-mail auto responder. The $13.95 version allows you to hear up to 500 words per message and allows you to pick between a male and female voice. It also has the ability to auto-select by contact gender.
– By: Omar Rana