Car and Driver launched the Txt U L8r, a free mobile application for handheld devices created to combat the dangers of texting while driving. Sponsored by the Chrysler Brand and developed by iSpeech®, Txt U L8r automatically responds to text messages without forcing drivers to take their eyes off the road or their hands off the wheel.
How Txt U L8r works:
- When TXT U L8r is running on a driver’s handheld device, the application sends a predetermined message back to the sender with an alert that the user is unavailable.
- At the same time, the received message is read aloud to the driver, ensuring he or she doesn’t miss an urgent message.
- A paid upgrade of the application is available allowing the driver to respond back to messages with voice commands.