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How to Safely Respond to SMS Messages in Automobiles

Yun-Cheng Ju and Tim Paek


Short Message Service (SMS) messaging is very popular, especially among teens. Because research has shown that SMS messaging while driving results in 35% slower reaction time than being intoxicated, campaigns have been launched by states, governments and even cell phone carriers to discourage and ban SMS users from messaging while driving. At the same time, automobile automotive infotainment systems such as the Ford Sync now provide drivers the ability to hear incoming messages using text-to-speech (TTS). But how should users respond to these messages while driving in a safe manner?


Publication typeInproceedings
Published in2nd Multimodal Interfaces for Automobile Applications (MIAA)
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc.
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