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Samsung Wants You to Stop Checking Your Phone While on Motorbikes

Posted March 22nd 2016

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While almost everyone is focusing on keeping drivers’ hands off the wheel in autonomous cars, Samsung has turned its attention to keeping drivers’ hands firmly on the handlebars when it comes to motorcycles.

Partnering with advertising company Leo Burnett, motocross star Edo Mossi and YouTuber Cane Secco to develop a prototype for its Smart Windshield, Samsung’s main aim is to keep drivers attention on the road.

The idea behind the Smart Windshield is that it can display incoming calls, emails and messages, as well as notifications from social media and navigation instructions. While some may argue that having calls and texts display on the windshield could be even more of a distraction, the notifications will only contain a tiny amount of information, like the sender’s name and time, so the driver can decide whether they want to pull over and respond.

They will not be able to use the windshield display to respond as you would on your phone but it will allow drivers to send a canned response explaining that they are driving.

via The Next Web