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ReQall introduces InCar; a context aware app to minimise distraction whilst driving

logo_reqallableDeveloper of proactive intelligent assistant technologies, ReQall announced yesterday the introduction of reqallable InCar, the first context-aware app to intuitively decrease phone-related text and email distractions while driving.

“reqallable InCar is an intelligent assistant built from the ground up to transform messaging for drivers by helping your Android phone understand when it should—and should not—interrupt you,” said Rao Machiraju, co-founder and CEO of reQall. “The app calibrates the phone to work as if purpose-built for driving: screening contacts, highlighting key message details for clear, explicit communication, and leveraging Bluetooth audio for hands-free and car-smart message commands and replies.”

For texts or emails messages deemed a priority, reqallable InCar presents only the most salient aspects of the content to minimise distraction, delivering requests and action items via audio. Users can reply to messages by voice, with responses “read” back to the driver to insure accuracy. Users can also listen, and respond to, awaiting messages with the touch of a single button.

Available for Android, recallable InCar is launched when a Bluetooth connection is made tapping into the phone’s contacts, calendar and user’s home and work locations to contextually assign “priority” status to incoming messages. VIP messages can be dealt with quickly, while less critical emails and texts are held back until the destination is reached, or the Bluetooth connection ends.

Sandy Pentland, Professor, MIT Medialab and reQall’s Strategic Product Advisor said of the innovation “reqallable InCar ushers in a new era of context-sensitive, intelligent messaging for the car — one that uses your personal smartphone to keep distractions to a minimum, no matter what car you’re in. Only messages that are important and contain actionable content merit attention surface, and drivers can respond by voice—to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.”

reqallable InCar comes hot on the heels of of the launches of reqallable’s virtual assistant technology for Google Glass in June, the Toq smartwatch in May, the Pebble smartwatch in March, the Samsung Gear in February and the Sony Smartwatch in January. New reQall apps for other devices and environments will be released in the coming months.

reqallable InCar can be downloaded for free from Google Play. More information can be found at www.reqallable.com.

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