We are sad to announce that we will be discontinuing the Road Rules app on July 31, 2016 and effective immediately, we will no longer be updating and improving the Road Rules app.
When I discuss distracted driving, I hear from a lot of people who say that they currently use a speech-to-text method to read and dictate their message while they drive. In 2013, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released research finding that this type of cognitive distraction is more hazardous than talking on the phone hands-free or listening to the radio. Using speech-to-text technology can create up to a 25% delayed reaction. So if you think that your current hands-free system in the car is safe, think again. The Road Rules Android app works by taking care of your messages for you on the road so that you can just drive.
We are pleased to announce that Road Rules is in public beta on Android. We want to help you stay connected on the road without being distracted by your phone.
The world is full of compelling technologies available to us on the road. Many of them claim that they help keep our focus on the road. AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that hands-free technologies can mentally distract drivers even when their hands are on the wheel and their eyes are on the road. One analysis discovered that cognitive distractions such as voice-activated phone apps and IVI systems can last as long as 27 seconds after completing the task. AAA ranked distractions in 5 categories. Category 1 has minimal distraction, similar to a radio. No system is ranked in Category 1. On the more dangerous side of the spectrum, Category 4 is like updating social media while driving and to Category 5 is like a highly-challenging, scientific test. Check out how the systems ranked:
The Road Rules team is proud to announce that we have been selected as one of the finalists for the Verizon Powerful Answers 2015 Award in the category of Transportation. The Powerful Answers Award is a multi-million dollar challenge for entrepreneurs, companies and innovators worldwide to create innovative solutions the provide a social good.