LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- CES booth 2337 -- iSpeech®, creator of DriveSafe.ly(TM), the free mobile app aimed to stop distracted driving, is announcing new features at CES 2010 including fully automated text message and email response by voice. The new features will be rolled out throughout 2010 beginning in Q1 with additional enhancements to existing BlackBerry® and Android® OS versions to be released first.
"People want to stay connected while driving, and we're giving them a way to do it more responsibly," says iSpeech CEO Heath Ahrens. "Reducing the number of people looking at phones instead of the road is always a good thing."
The app is currently reading millions of text (SMS) and email messages aloud every week to drivers around the world - helping to keep their eyes on the road. To date, nearly 2 million people have used the app, making DriveSafe.ly the most innovative solution to distracted driving.
When enabled, DriveSafe.ly runs in the background without draining the battery until a new message, text (SMS) or email message arrives. Without any action from the user, the message is read aloud. With 2.0, the user will then be prompted for a voice command which allows for voice response, auto-response, repeat message or call back.
iSpeech's DriveSafe.ly booth #2337 is located in the North Hall at LVCC and iSpeech will also have a pod at RIM's booth #30851.
The use of wireless devices and their accessories while driving may cause distraction. iSpeech does not encourage or endorse the unsafe use of any device while driving. Use of devices should be discontinued if they interfere with your driving concentration. Additionally, the use of wireless devices and their accessories may be prohibited or restricted in certain areas. Always obey the laws and regulations on the use of these products.
iSpeech is a registered trademark of iSpeech, Inc.; Drivesafe.ly is a trademark of iSpeech, Inc. All other products or service names are the property of their respective owners. © 2010 iSpeech, Inc. All rights reserved.
About iSpeech and DriveSafe.ly
The unprecedented DriveSafe.ly app, developed by iSpeech, reads text messages and emails aloud in real-time and automatically responds without users touching their mobile phone. DriveSafe.ly utilizes iSpeech's text to speech and speech to text software as a service (SaaS) in hopes of eliminating the danger created by the growing number of people who text while they drive. For more information or to download the app please visit www.DriveSafe.ly. Founded in 2007, iSpeech is a privately held company headquartered in Newark, NJ.
Media Contact: Vanessa Rose iSpeech, Inc. Cell: 908-334-0854 [email protected]