Handheld texting or email use while driving is highly dangerous and illegal in most states. The integrated SMS text and email message function44 lets you listen and respond to incoming messages from a compatible paired phone, while minimizing the potential for driver distraction and following the law.
- For the both email and texts, the system notifies you of incoming messages and asks if you want the message read aloud to you.
- After a text message is read, six pre-prepared responses appear on the center display (i.e. “On my way”). The system also offers a call-back option.
- The system is currently compatible with smartphones using the MAP protocol.
- Many state or local laws restrict texting. Only use it when conditions allow you to do so safely.