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Text and Drive is now the #1 killer of teens in the United States. It also causes over 400,000 non fatal injury accidents every year on our highways. As a mobile leader, Apple needs to bring a software solution to iPhone users that addresses this epidemic. Our company has been trying since 2010 to bring our free software to the Apple store but low level security restrictions have banned all GPS based texting auto reply software from functioning on the iPhone operating system. We understand the need for Apple to deliver secure products to its customers, but there are ways to deliver a useful texting management tool like the OTTER app to iPhone users while maintaining the security of their hardware. Please let Apple know that this is a priority for you as a mobile consumer. Handing a smartphone to your new teen driver should include software that makes them 23 times safer on the highway - today.
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc.
Introduce the first Text and Drive safety app to iPhone customers.
Siri may seem like the safest way to interact with information while driving, but according to a new report from AAA, Apple's virtual assistant is a menace when it comes to the cognitive load it places on drivers.
Siri given the worst rating VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) - How often do you find yourself behind the wheel of your car, trying to make a phone call or send a text, struggling to have your voice-activated system actually do what you want it to? And how much of your attention does all of that take?
The announcement of new Watch and iPhone products came with the usual hype, news, and endless commentary. One big thing is the size: The new iPhones will be larger than ever, making it easier to consume even more content anywhere, anytime. They could also be more dangerous. Examples of iPhone-related danger abound.
Apple's CarPlay for iPhone 5/5c/5S that will be coming in cars and in-dash infotainment units this summer from Pioneer and Alpine is not necessarily safe for drivers or fair for developers says Erik Wood, founder of OTTER LLC.
Thousands die needlessly each year because people continue to use their cell phones while driving, handheld or hands-free. Join the National Safety Council this April in urging those you care about to: Stop using cell phones while driving Recognize that hands-free devices offer no safety benefit Understand the dangers of the cognitive distraction to the brain Tell others about the dangers of cell phone distracted driving 1.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found a new way to get people's attention to what it calls the growing problem of distracted driving: it says that every day nine people die and 1,060 people are hurt in crashes where distraction is reported as a cause.
Morgan Webb, the gaming and tech personality, stood on a purple-lit stage between a Chevy Impala and a Corvette and raised her arms triumphantly. The candy-apple-red cars looked ordinary, if a little shinier than normal, but it was what was inside that mattered: LTE connectivity and an in-car app store.
SEATTLE -- The 19-year-old man who admitted to texting while driving and speeding when he hit and killed a North Bend pedestrian last year was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison. Cody J. Eads pleaded guilty in December to vehicular homicide in the death of 57-year-old Lucinda Pieczatkowski early on New Year's morning in 2013.
In 2009, after my three year old daughter came inches from becoming another Text and Drive statistic, I knew that our family had avoided our first Text and Drive encounter but it was very likely not our last. Within three months, I formed OTTER LLC in order to bring sustainable software solutions to the epidemic of Text and Drive.
According to a new survey, teens are not the ones texting behind the wheel. AAA released survey results that found that adults are actually the ones admitting to sending text messages and emails while driving. Click to read more.
FORT MYERS, Fla. - For a little more than a month, it's been illegal to text and drive in Florida. But now, technology is making it easier than ever to type without your fingers. We're talking about the voice-to-text function found on most smartphones.
SEATTLE -- In 2008, Erik Wood had a close call with a distracted driver. She never glanced up from her cell phone as she blew past Wood and his 3-year-old daughter on a Seattle sidewalk. That near-miss inspired Wood to come up with an idea to
The image is still frozen in Erik Wood's mind. The driver's wrists were pressed against the steering wheel as her thumbs worked the keypad of a cellphone held in front of her face. She never glanced up as her car blew past Wood and his 3-year-old daughter in a Seattle crosswalk.
SEATTLE - There is a new push to make it impossible to text and drive from safe-driving advocates and it includes new uses of technology. A University of Washington study released on Monday shows more people are using their phones in the driver's seat, estimating that one in 12 drivers are texting or talking on the phone while driving.
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