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Tech Culture: Don't answer that!

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Brian Cooley shows off tech designed to keep drivers' hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:05 >> Brian: Now most of us want to do the right thing but our discipline can be weak when there are calls and messaging coming in. So today you can find little hardware devices or software to put on your phone that both do the same thing, they know when the phone is in a moving car and disable it from receiving phone calls, emails and texts. >> Drive Safe dot LY, on. >> Brian: Automatically replying to the senders and callers saying, "I'm driving right now. I'll get back to you shortly." Now, on the other hand, if you feel you need to stay on top of your text and emails in some way while driving there are programs like this that are going to read the messages to you. >> Hello, Brian, when will you be here? >> Brian: And then let you reply back with simple caned responses, then when you get to your destination you can really pay attention to them and do a more detailed reply. And if you're in the market for a new car check out systems from companies like Kia and Ford that will also read texts to you. >> 2, 3. >> Brian: But also let you voice command the car stereo, the navigation system all without taking your eyes off the road and fiddling with lots of buttons. Now, of course, the safest way to be in your car with a phone is to put it down and not pay attention to it. But let's face it, we're all human. With some of these technologies I've shown you, you can at least be a safer one. For CBS News I'm Brian Cooley, CNET.com in San Francisco. ^E00:01:19

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