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  1. Mike Dee's Avatar
    It's never been an issue for me, but it has been for many people whose accidents I responded to. "I was using a hands-free" is, to me, an admission of "I wasn't paying attention to traffic".
    Distracted driving is still distracted driving regardless of the distraction. I believe in New Jersey it's against the law to eat or drink while driving.
    01-11-2018 07:47 PM
  2. idiotekniques's Avatar
    There are shows I enjoy listening to on Sirius/XM. Most of my listening is through HD Radio on my car's radio, second is Spotify, and third is S/XM. I'd like to have the option of listening to whatever I want, when I want. Auto doesn't allow that.

    I spoke with Google Support. The only way for Assistant to read texts out to me while driving is for me to ask it to do so. The only other option is to find a third party app. I'd rather not do that, so for now I'll try asking Assistant.
    What do you have against third party apps? Good ones are what kind of make or break a platform in many ways
    01-11-2018 07:58 PM
  3. blackhemi4x4's Avatar
    Not at all true; many studies have proven this fact.
    What studies?

    With AA, my phone stays in my pocket. I don't touch it or look at it. I can put it in the back seat. My eyes don't have to leave the road.

    How is this any different than talking to a passenger.

    I have to take my eyes off the road to change my climate control. How is that safer?
    01-11-2018 08:02 PM
  4. pjo1966's Avatar
    What do you have against third party apps? Good ones are what kind of make or break a platform in many ways

    I don't have anything against third party apps. I use them. I was just hoping Assistant would be able to handle this task as well as Moto did. It seems like a simple request. For now I'll test out asking Assistant to read them out to me and see how that goes. If that doesn't work out I'll try a third party app.

    Regarding the other topic of discussion, my question in the OP wasn't whether or not I should use voice texting while driving. I do. The question was how best to achieve this goal. I appreciate the constructive replies and suggestions.
    01-11-2018 08:24 PM
  5. N4Newbie's Avatar
    What studies?

    ...
    For example: http://www.nsc.org/DistractedDriving...hite-Paper.pdf
    01-12-2018 08:47 AM
  6. blackhemi4x4's Avatar
    Cognitive distraction, those who suffer this while using hands free also suffer with just talking to a passenger.

    Some are better than others.

    My wife, when hands free, will lose focus of the road over the conversation. I will lose focus of the conversation over the road.

    Not everyone is the same.
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    01-12-2018 10:08 AM
  7. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Cognitive distraction, those who suffer this while using hands free also suffer with just talking to a passenger.

    Some are better than others.

    My wife, when hands free, will lose focus of the road over the conversation. I will lose focus of the conversation over the road.

    Not everyone is the same.
    You believe that, I am sure.

    But, science says otherwise. Humans, for the most part, find it difficult to not act as humans do despite their best attempts to do otherwise.
    01-12-2018 02:13 PM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    Mod Note

    I think we are getting a tad bit off-topic. If you want to debate the science of distracted driving I suggest making a post about it in the General Discussion area or something of that nature.
    01-12-2018 02:17 PM
  9. pjo1966's Avatar
    Mod Note

    I think we are getting a tad bit off-topic. If you want to debate the science of distracted driving I suggest making a post about it in the General Discussion area or something of that nature.
    Thank you.

    I'm looking for recommendations for third party apps in case I don't like asking Assistant to speak up.
    01-12-2018 02:57 PM
  10. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Thank you.

    I'm looking for recommendations for third party apps in case I don't like asking Assistant to speak up.
    With Android auto it will prompt you if you want the message to be read and it will do the same for reply..... That won't work for you?
    01-12-2018 05:19 PM
  11. pjo1966's Avatar
    With Android auto it will prompt you if you want the message to be read and it will do the same for reply..... That won't work for you?
    Android Auto is my last option because it prevents me from opening apps not supported by it, like Sirius/XM. If Auto was compatible with Sirius, I'd be all in.
    01-12-2018 05:29 PM
  12. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Android Auto is my last option because it prevents me from opening apps not supported by it, like Sirius/XM. If Auto was compatible with Sirius, I'd be all in.
    That's right...I forgot
    01-12-2018 06:26 PM
  13. pjo1966's Avatar
    That's right...I forgot
    01-12-2018 06:27 PM
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