KU Teams up against Distracted Driving

At this year’s 2012 Connected World Conference, KU (The University of Kansas) presented its work toward designing a “smarter” automotive dashboard console that reduces driver distraction while also meeting consumers’ needs in today’s connected world. Now, the KU Center for Design Research has announced it will partner with Voice Assist, www.voiceassist.com, to further promote awareness against the dangers of driving while distracted.

Voice Assist has also partnered with Connected World magazine to offer the Safe Driving Pledge, which encourages consumers to make a commitment to using technology responsibly. Beginning this fall, KU says a team of researchers will work with Voice Assist to analyze the distracted-driving market and evaluate how the company’s voice-command service can help mitigate the risks involved.

At the 2012 Connected World Conference in St. Charles, Ill., which brought together key thought leaders in the M2M (machine-to-machine) and connected-devices space, distracted driving was a key theme. The event even featured a distracted-driving pavilion, featuring several technology providers and their connected-tech solutions dedicated to preventing unsafe driving habits.

Click here to take the Safe Driving Pledge.

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