Category: Technology

Technology Can Help You Stop Texting and Driving

texting while driving

Texting while driving is extremely dangerous. Nine Americans die daily due to distracted driving!

The first step to handling a problem is admitting that you have a problem. Ask yourself… Do you find it impossible to stop texting and driving? You probably already know how dangerous it is but you just can’t stand to be out of the loop. You text and drive despite that fact that nine Americans die every day from distracted driving, according to the CDC.

Although it’s technology that got you into this problem in the first place, technology can help you get out. First of all, your smartphone could have a feature that returns a custom-made message that you can personalize to anyone who texts you while you are driving, explaining that you are driving and can’t properly answer.

There are also a lot of great apps to help you avoid texting and driving. Apps like DriveOff for Android and DriveMode from AT&T can automatically detect when your vehicle is in motion and answers incoming texts with a custom message of your making.

Finally, you may just need to eliminate the temptation altogether. Do recovering alcoholics hang out at bars? Of course not! It may be time to put that phone in the trunk while you are in transit.




Technology Spotlight: Hyundai Blue Link App

2016 Hyundai Tucson

Technology Inside the 2016 Hyundai Tucson

If you’ve ever wanted to start your car with a simple click on your watch or phone, the time has come! The Hyundai Blue Link App paired with the Apple Watch has made the days of remotely starting your car, locking doors, or honking your horn all possible.

Hyundai continues to be one of the biggest leaders in car connectivity and the latest Blue Link update is another step forward.

Frank Ferrara, Executive Vice President of Customer Satisfaction of Hyundai Motor America, said, “Giving customers more ways to connect with their cars is what it is all about. The Blue Link Apple Watch app complements all of our other high-tech features.”

The Blue Link App allows you to connect seamlessly with your Hyundai through smart watches and smart phones to access features like remote start and service information. The app also allows voice commands, in which you just use the microphone to activate the voice function.

The full list of the Blue Link Apple Watch App voice activated features includes:

  • Remote Engine Start/Stop
  • Remote Flash Lights/Honk Horn
  • Remote Door Lock/Unlock
  • Car Finder
  • Vehicle Status
  • Parking Meter

For more information about the new Hyundai Blue Link App, visit us at Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi.