Hands Free Communications while Driving

Posted on: June 30th, 2015 by Accurate Auto Body Repair No Comments

Hands free Communications while Driving - Accurate Auto Body

We’ve been told time and time again that texting while driving increases the risk for car accidents significantly. Answering a text takes a driver’s attention away from the road for an average of 5 seconds, which is enough time to travel the length of a football field. Thankfully, new technologies are evolving that allow drivers to use voice commands while driving in order to avoid the temptation of texting. At Accurate Auto Body we are all for any device that allows your eyes to stay focused on the road. Here are just a few of the new and exciting technologies.

Voice on the go

This new device uses voice commands in order to help reduce the risks caused by the danger of writing and reading messages while driving. Voice on the go allows drivers to voice commands to

  • Listen to e-mail
  • Compose, forward and reply to email
  • Compose text messages
  • Call contacts

Vlingo Plus

Vlingo isn’t necessarily marketed for cars, but it does have benefits for drivers. Vlingo Plus allows the user to hold down a button while issuing a command, followed by pressing the send button. With Vlingo, these voiced options include sending a

  • Text
  • Tweet
  • Web Search
  • E-mail
  • Phone Call

Drive Safe.ly

DriveSafe.ly is an app with features that allow messages and e-mails to be read aloud in real time. The app will also automatically respond without a driver ever touching the phone. This new app includes features that are Bluetooth compatible, hands free, follow simple commands and more. The auto-response allows for drivers to keep their eyes on the road, without ever pressing a button.

Driver Assistance

Most newly remodeled cars come with driver assistance. This new feature allows for drivers to sync their phones to their cars via Bluetooth technology. It automatically holds all your calls, e-mails and text messages while you’re driving. There are also options for drivers to answer calls and respond to texts with just the press of a button on their steering wheel. There is typically an additional fee when purchasing the car, but the safety benefits outweigh the small price to pay.


One of the easiest ways to communicate hands-free is by answering phone calls on your headset. All you do is press the button by your ear and you’re all set. There is no need to even look at your phone, which truly helps minimize distractions. These are also sold everywhere and not too much money, so they are a great solution to distracted communication while driving.

How to Use this Information

At Accurate Auto Body we understand how tempting it is to immediately respond to a text and voice commands won’t prevent all accidents. If you have been involved in an accident, give us a call at 303-344-2122 or contact us online and we would be happy to help.

What are ways you avoid communicating while driving?

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