Irving Company Creates Technology That Allows Car to Do Your Texting For You
Automotive News picks up the story with a longer, subscription-only follow, but CNET has the condensed version: Some cars already read text messages to their drivers, and the Ford Sync allows drivers to send texts, "though only from a menu of scripted messages." OnStar says thanks but no thanks to ATX's tech: "Our focus remains firmly on safety and security and in-vehicle communications," take that. Most everyone else won't even have the option for a while: The Freeport Parkway-based company provides its tech to the likes of BMW, Mercedes-Benz, PSA Peugeot Citroën Maybach and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. Not, say, a 1996 Jeep Cherokee with a leaky transmission and a decided lack of side molding.