"Car Mode" discourages texting in the car, and can be the solution to hazardous driving.

It is hard to keep our grubby fingers off the phone while in driving. But with the increasing amounts of texting-related traffic accidents, designer Joey Cofone wanted to do something about it. He developed the world’s first smartphone “Car Mode,” which is similar to Airplane Mode, but a dialed down version – users are still able to receive calls and turn-by-turn directions from Siri. Should you get a text while driving, you phone will automatically send the correspondent a message indicating you are in the car and on the road.

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