E-Mail (Safely) While You Drive

Expected in 2007, iLane provides drivers with hands-free and eyes-free e-mail for the car

With the automobile quickly becoming a key node in our personal networked universe, the ability to significantly enhance our productivity and travelling experience is yielding myriad opportunities. One company focussed solely on this telematics and automotive safety solutions area is Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS), which released details of its iLane solution at CES after announcing the product at IFA in Berlin last year. iLane is a hands-free and eyes-free email solution for in-vehicle use with a target price of US$700 and will be available Q2/2007. iLane provides drivers with voice-based access to their inbox, alleviating the dangerous practice of reading or typing on a handheld device while driving. By using iLane you can instead keep your hands safely on the wheel, and your eyes on the road; which allows you to stay connected to critical information in a way that puts on-road safety first. Email attachments, calendar appointments, SMS messages and phone calls are likewise managed in a hands-free manner.

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