Samsung is developing a new app which is designed to make driving with a smartphone a safer experience. In-Traffic Reply works by automatically handling calls and texts so that drivers are not distracted.
When someone is driving In-Traffic Reply will send an automated response to calls and texts. Whoever is trying to get in touch with the driver is made aware of the situation, and will therefore hopefully not make numerous further attempts to get in touch.
Samsung’s app is able to detect when someone is travelling by car via a smartphone’s GPS. Of course, one challenge to overcome will be that of passengers, who may not want to miss an important message.
It is possible that Samsung will include an option to temporarily disable In-Traffic Reply, although the company has yet to explain how the app will manage attempts to contact a passenger.
[via Android Authority]