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Digital partner for drivers lets we respond to content messages, make calls and navigate but ever carrying to hold your phone – and it will cost UK motorists usually £299

A CLEVER tool could stop Brit drivers from being tempted into regulating their phone behind a wheel.

The digital assistant, “Chris”, lets motorists respond to content messages, make calls and adjust directions but ever touching a screen.

 The digital partner mounts to any dashboard or windscreen
The digital partner mounts to any dashboard or windscreen

The world-first device has been dubbed a “automotive Alexa” as it works in a identical approach to a digital partner in Amazon’s Echo speaker, or a “Siri” partner used in Apple devices.

Designed to stop drivers from touching their phones, Chris connects to your phone around Bluetooth, and uses voice and palm gesticulate approval record to follow a driver’s commands.

The partner will review and respond to content and Whatsapp messages for you, make phone calls, play music, adjust your sat nav track to find a quickest trail and even spin a radio on for you, all by listening to your voice.

Drivers can afterwards adjust a volume or make selections by swiping their palm in front of a device, but a need to concentration on a shade or press any buttons.

 Drivers can respond to messages regulating voice commands
Drivers can respond to messages regulating voice commands
 The tool is wholly handsfree
The tool is wholly handsfree

Created by Berlin-based startup, German Autolabs, Chris connects to a car’s dashboard or windscreen regulating a general mount, and can be used with any car, regardless of make or model.

Due to be expelled in Sep in Berlin, a device will be accessible to UK business from Oct for £299.

The manufacturer hopes a device will assistance revoke a series of drivers dangerously regulating their mobile phones behind a wheel.

A new investigate found two-thirds of Brit motorists still didn’t know a chastisement for regulating their phone while driving, notwithstanding it being increasing over a year ago.

 Chris uses gestures for controls like volume
Chris uses gestures for controls like volume

According to total from a RAC, around 26 per cent of drivers certified to frequently regulating their inclination while on a road.

That means around 9.2million UK motorists frequently risk large fines for phone use.

Holger G. Weiss, CEO of German Autolabs, said: “In this age of digital dependency, notwithstanding a oppressive penalties and reserve risks they face, a poignant series of drivers insist in regulating mobile phones when driving.

“Chris offers drivers a safe, legal, hands giveaway alternative.Through a multiple of voice, palm gestures and a display, it is easy to use and reliably does what we wish it to do.

“Chris creates your expostulate smarter and safer by gripping your hands on a circle and your eyes on a road.”

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