Samsung introduces Drive Link – Articles

No you can keep your eyes on the road with the Text to Speech system by Samsung that reads your email and text messages out loud…

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Are you one of the millions of people who can’t keep their hands off of their smartphone while driving? If you answered yes, then Samsung has an app designed specifically with you in mind – Drive Link. Drive Link’s user interface is specifically designed with distracted drivers in mind.

Attached Image: Samsung-Electronics-introduces-Drive-Link_2.jpg I’ll admit it, in this technology connected world, I can’t keep my hands off of my smartphone, especially when I am driving. I try to limit myself to just reading emails and texts at stop lights, but many times I feel the need to respond to a text or an email. I can usually get away with “safely” responding using the voice-to-text feature on SwiftKey 3. So now Samsung has me intrigued with the Drive Link app they are going to be releasing soon. Samsung has designed Drive Link to conform to the strict standards developed by the Japanese Automotive Manufacturers Association. According to Samsung, the Japanese Automotive Manufacturers Association has created some of the strongest driving standards worldwide.

Attached Image: Samsung-Electronics-introduces-Drive-Link_1.jpg Drive Link employs a simple design which was created to be quick and intuitive for people who are always on the move. The app features large buttons and a straightforward menu structure. Once the app is loaded, the user receives weather and calendar data on the home screen. By using a supported Samsung smartphone, and if the car is equipped, the app syncs with the vehicle’s head unit using MirrorLink. Developed by the Car Connectivity Consortium, MirrorLink is the new standard for connectivity between mobile devices and vehicle head units. According to Samsung, the Car Connectivity Consortium is an industry body comprising most major smartphone and vehicle car manufacturers including GM, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, Daimler, and Hyundai. The following head units will work with Direct Link: JVC’s KW-NSX1, Alpine’s ICS-X8, and Sony’s XAV-701BT, XAV-741 and XAV-601BT. The main functions and usability of Direct Link focus on navigation, music playback and Text-To-Speech. Text-To-Speech is the most interesting as a user can opt to have their text and emails read aloud while driving, thus eliminating the need to take one’s eyes off the road. The feature will be available in the following languages: English (both U.S. and U.K) French, Italian, German, and Spanish. There is even a feature to have social media updates read aloud while driving.

The app will be launching on the Galaxy S III, with other Samsung models running Android 4.0 or above to follow. The app will available for download via Samsung Apps.

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Samsung introduces Drive Link – Articles

No you can keep your eyes on the road with the Text to Speech system by Samsung that reads your email and text messages out loud…

Source: google.com
Are you one of the millions of people who can’t keep their hands off of their smartphone while driving? If you answered yes, then Samsung has an app designed specifically with you in mind – Drive Link. Drive Link’s user interface is specifically designed with distracted drivers in mind.

Attached Image: Samsung-Electronics-introduces-Drive-Link_2.jpg I’ll admit it, in this technology connected world, I can’t keep my hands off of my smartphone, especially when I am driving. I try to limit myself to just reading emails and texts at stop lights, but many times I feel the need to respond to a text or an email. I can usually get away with “safely” responding using the voice-to-text feature on SwiftKey 3. So now Samsung has me intrigued with the Drive Link app they are going to be releasing soon. Samsung has designed Drive Link to conform to the strict standards developed by the Japanese Automotive Manufacturers Association. According to Samsung, the Japanese Automotive Manufacturers Association has created some of the strongest driving standards worldwide.

Attached Image: Samsung-Electronics-introduces-Drive-Link_1.jpg Drive Link employs a simple design which was created to be quick and intuitive for people who are always on the move. The app features large buttons and a straightforward menu structure. Once the app is loaded, the user receives weather and calendar data on the home screen. By using a supported Samsung smartphone, and if the car is equipped, the app syncs with the vehicle’s head unit using MirrorLink. Developed by the Car Connectivity Consortium, MirrorLink is the new standard for connectivity between mobile devices and vehicle head units. According to Samsung, the Car Connectivity Consortium is an industry body comprising most major smartphone and vehicle car manufacturers including GM, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, Daimler, and Hyundai. The following head units will work with Direct Link: JVC’s KW-NSX1, Alpine’s ICS-X8, and Sony’s XAV-701BT, XAV-741 and XAV-601BT. The main functions and usability of Direct Link focus on navigation, music playback and Text-To-Speech. Text-To-Speech is the most interesting as a user can opt to have their text and emails read aloud while driving, thus eliminating the need to take one’s eyes off the road. The feature will be available in the following languages: English (both U.S. and U.K) French, Italian, German, and Spanish. There is even a feature to have social media updates read aloud while driving.

The app will be launching on the Galaxy S III, with other Samsung models running Android 4.0 or above to follow. The app will available for download via Samsung Apps.

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