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  • University Of Kansas Study Highlights Voice Assist, Inc. (VSST) Hands-Free Mobile Solution To Distracted Driving 0 comments
    Apr 29, 2013 3:14 PM | about stocks: VSST

    Voice Assist provides mobile speech and hands-free communication solutions applicable for smart phones, tablet PCs, and other network-connected devices. The company recently highlighted the results of a recent study on distracted driving, conducted by the University of Kansas, School of Architecture, Design & Planning.

    An alarming increase in the number of automobile crashes attributed to distracted drivers has spurred legislative action to curb the use of electronics while driving. Many cities have already implemented laws against driving and texting, as well as laws against cell phone use unless it is a hands-free connection.

    In correlation, the University of Kansas in its own effort to find a solution to distracted driving has performed in-depth studies and research on hands-free driving technologies and user interfaces.

    "Our study of the product and services offered by Voice Assist positions it as one, if not the only company that offers a logical and effective system that helps curtail driver distraction," Professor Gregory Thomas, design director for the Center for Design Research at the University of Kansas said in a statement. "With its ability to handle texting, calls or email it does so with ease and clarity from any phone or device. To add to its features, it can also provide 'Live Assist,' a concierge service, which enables a live person to search for the questions you have without searching through layers of navigational screens. Conducting conversations while driving should always be limited but we feel Voice Assist provides a good product and service that helps with visual diversion associated with many accidents."

    The University of Kansas conducted its test using the fully integrated hands-free speakerphone solution that includes Voice Assist's patent pending hands-free interface and a Jabra Freeway, which can be clipped onto the sun visor in any car.

    Michael Metcalf, CEO of Voice Assist explained how the company's technology differs from big name technologies.

    "Unlike Apple SIRI or Google now, Voice Assist focused on a hands-free solution with a continuous voice connection to let drivers send and receive text messages and e-mails or use Twitter or Facebook or make multiple calls without pressing a button to complete each task. We are very pleased that the University of Kansas recognized our patent pending hands-free interface designed to encourage safer driving, especially since April is national distracted driving awareness month," he said in the press release.

    In honor of national distracted driving awareness month, Voice Assist is offering a discounted price for the combined solution.

    For more information, visit voiceassist.com

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