DriveSafe.ly, an app that lets you go hands-free while driving and still receive and respond to text messages, has expanded its availability from BlackBerry and dropped into the Android Market with its 2.0 version. Currently the Android version will read your texts and emails aloud in a robot voice while only allowing you to respond with speech-to-text for SMS exchanges, though the coming weeks should see a version allowing for full functionality with text, email, and Twitter. iSpeech, creators of DriveSafe.ly, recently opened the service’s API up to other mobile developers, so expect even more functionality in future releases.
Personally, I have found that many speech-to-text implementations can be as distracting — if not more — than simply typing out a text. Really, we should all be able to simply wait until we arrive at our destination to catch up with all the messages we are bombarded with while driving. Not to mention the whole process of using a phone while driving is quickly becoming illegal in more and more locations.