AT&T Steps Up Anti-Texting-While-Driving Campaign
AT&T today escalated its attempts to raise awareness about the dangers of texting while driving. AT&T is lauching a new campaign, which will encompass advertisements, educational sessions, videos, applications, and more, in order to color texting while driving with the same negative stigma as drinking and driving. AT&T plainly states that its goal is to save lives. It addition to asking drivers (including its own employees) to sign pledges, AT&T is offering parents an application that will prevent teenaged drivers from texting when behind the wheel. The application is free for Android and BlackBerry smartphones and disables SMS features when the device is in a moving vehicle. A number of states have enacted laws prohibiting the use of cell phones when driving, and several government organizations, including the NTSB, are pushing for a nationwide ban.
Android Messages with RCS to Reach More Phones On More Carriers
Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.
Driving Mode In Google Maps Predicts Your Destination
Google is adding a feature to Google Maps for Android today that guesses where drivers want to go and then helps them get there. Driving Mode factors in the user's home and work addresses, in addition to other destinations from previous searches.
Google Adds Real-Time Tabs to Google Maps for Android
Google today updated its Google Maps app for Android devices with new tab-based tools meant to help access real-time information with a single tap. Moving forward, three tabs appear at the bottom of Maps' home screen: places, driving, and transit.
Google Refreshes Maps to Help Aid Navigation
Google today announced a significant change to the appearance of Google Maps. According to Google, it has updated the look of driving, navigation, and transit maps in a way so ancillary information is more visible, such as gas stations when driving or train stations when riding the rails.
Deezer Expands to Android Auto for In-Car Rockin'
Deezer today said the latest version of its application is compatible with Android Auto and can be used in cars by drivers. People who subscribe to Deezer Premium+ and Elite can stream their favorite playlists through a Android Auto-compatible infotainment unit.
One thing that is bad...
I have seen personally horrific results of people texting and driving.
Distracted driving in general is a danger. Texting while driving is practically a no-brainer when it comes to the knowledge that it is direct cause of major traffic accidents and fatalities.
Maybe T-Mobile, Sprint, and VZW can pick up on this campaign as well.
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