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Another Solution to Blocking Texting While Driving

Techstination feature for Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Another solution to block texting while driving. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. While the dangers are obvious, you don't have to be on the road for long to see drivers who are texting behind the wheel. One solution, created by a company called Iconosys, is designed to send automated replies, when your car is moving. It currently works with Android, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices. Founder and CEO Wayne Irving..

"DriveReply basically is a technology that runs on the phone, that identifies whether or not the phone is in motion. It's one click driver-passenger technology so you can disable it if you're a passenger. But it tracks the speed of the car and what type of traveling the car is doing. So a message can be responded if somebody's calling you or somebody's sending you a text message."

And the automated responses can be personalized. DriveReply sells for about 17 dollars. An iPhone version is in the works. You can find us at I'm Fred Fishkin.

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