New App Prevents Distracted Driving

distracted drivingTech companies continue to bring new tech innovations to the market every day. Although the newest lineup of laptops, tablets, and smartphones are exciting, the best tech developments are those that make your life more comfortable and secure. Take the Automatic Smart Driving Assistant for example – when paired with a Google Play companion app, the Automatic Smart Driving Assistant will actually make your drive safer by silencing your smartphone to avoid distracted driving.

The Automatic Smart Driving Assistant plugs into your car’s data port and learns your driving style to help you drive more efficiently and save on gas. With the latest app update, the device also has a Do Not Disturb function and emergency assistance. Do Not Disturb silences any incoming texts, notifications, and phone calls while you are driving, and it can even give an auto-reply to any callers and tell them you are driving.

Distracted driving is a growing problem in the USA. AAA has published some sobering statistics on distracted driving including:

  • Distracted driving contributes to 16% of all fatal crashes and 5000 deaths every year
  • 84% of fatalities due to distracted driving in the USA were due to inattentive driving
  • Distracted drivers are 3 times more likely to be involved in a crash than drivers who are paying attention to the road
  • More than 1,300 people are injured every day due to distracted driving crashes

Even when you’re driving, when your phone starts flashing, the instinct is to pick it up and reply to the message or chat, but those split seconds of taking your attention off the road can cause a crash.

Apps like the Automatic Smart Driving Assistant companion are starting to hit the various phone platforms, and Apple recently patented a ‘Lock Out’ feature that may be part of the next iPhone. With distracted driving becoming such a huge problem in the United States, any new innovations that assist people with putting down the phone while driving is a good thing.