Samsung hasannounced a new in-car smartphone application that aims to make roadways a little safer by eliminating a cluttered interface, making handsets running the platform ideal for quick and intuitive use when in in a car.
Dubbed Drive Link, the app is equipped with several shortcuts to useful driving applications, targeting the three most popular uses of smartphones while driving: texting, navigating to a destination, and talking hands-free. Meeting the Japanese Automotive Manufacturers Association's standards, the app gives drivers all the information they need at a glance thanks to enlarged buttons and interactive elements.
Drive Link displays information, such as weather, time, and appointments, with oversized keys to make quick tapping without looking easier. Guaranteeing that drivers keep their eyes on the road, Samsung's latest app works nicely with Android's text-to-speech engine, and can read all incoming text messages, emails and social media updates.
The Drive Link application also lets drivers select preset, recent or favorite destinations using their smartphone's GPS features. Taking it one step further, users who receive a text message with address information inside while using Samsung Drive Link can set that address as their destination with just a single tap.
While Samsung did not say whether the application will be made available in the Play Store, Drive Link is currently available from Samsung Apps on the Galaxy S III. Sammy promised that the app will be coming to other smartphones running 4.0 in the near future, so until then, drivers keep your hands off your phones and eyes on the road!
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