Megan and I have written several times about digital distractions that interfere with a person’s situational awareness and yet have not suggested or written about solutions. Oh my, that was a mouth full. Let me say it simpler. If while driving you’re yakking on the cell phone stop already, there is a better way.

Take a look at Ford’s new Focus with the Synch powered by Microsoft. It can operate your iPod, mp3 player and cell phone. It can even receive, interpret and resend text messages with simple voice commands. 

The Sync is first in the industry to allow users to integrate their Bluetooth-enabled phones, iPods and MP3 players into the car or trucks’ entertainment system using hands-free voice-activated technology.

It’s all pretty simple and the video is worth watching.

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