A hands-free alternative to cell phone texting while driving has been developed by Clemson University researchers.
"If you can’t keep people from doing it, make it safer," said Juan Gilbert, professor and chairman of the human-centered computing division of Clemson’s School of Computing.
Gilbert’s team developed application VoiceTEXT, that allows drivers to speak text messages and keep their eyes on the road at the same time.
VoiceTEXT put their cell phones in Bluetooth mode and connect it to their car.
"Through the car’s speaker system or through the driver’s own Bluetooth headset, drivers can give a voice command that delivers a text message," Gilbert said. "So you can speak to your phone and tell it to send a message to an individual. The recipient’s phone recognizes the voice as a text message and the other person is able to respond appropriately."