Car and Driver, the world’s largest automotive enthusiast publication, today announced the launch ofTxt U L8r, a free mobile application for handheld devices created to combat the dangers of texting while driving. Sponsored by the Chrysler Brand and developed by iSpeech®, Txt U L8r automatically responds to text messages without forcing drivers to take their eyes off the road or their hands off the wheel.
How Txt U L8r works:
- When TXT U L8r is running on a driver’s handheld device, the application sends a predetermined message back to the sender with an alert that the user is unavailable.
- At the same time, the received message is read aloud to the driver, ensuring he or she doesn’t miss an urgent message.
- A paid upgrade of the application is available allowing the driver to respond back to messages with voice commands.
Of all the distractions motorists face behind the wheel of a modern vehicle, Car and Driver believes that texting is the most dangerous. In 2009, Car and Driver devised a test to compare drivers’ reaction times texting and drunk. The result? Drivers who were texting took far longer to respond than those who were legally drunk.
To combat the dangers of texting while driving, Car and Driver brings you the Txt U L8r mobile app. The application automatically responds to emails and texts so drivers can keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. In short, the Txt U L8r app allows drivers to focus on driving, not the latest incoming message.
Source (Business Wire)