Samsung Netherlands launched a new app called In-Traffic Reply four months ago. The company aims to help drivers keep their attention on the road when they’re driving and not on their phone. It goes without saying that texting while driving is very dangerous and is not something that drivers should be doing.
The company highlighted a survey conducted by PanelWizard when it launched the app. The survey revealed that one-third of the road users in the Netherlands have used their phones behind the wheel. They mostly did that because they felt social pressure to reply to messages and answer calls immediately.
The app was initially launched by Samsung in beta before it was eventually released on the Google Play Store. In-Traffic Reply automatically replies to incoming messages and calls with standard responses such as “I’m sitting in traffic, so I can not answer at this time.”
Samsung Netherlands has now confirmed that the In-Traffic Reply app will be installed on all handsets sold in the country. Existing Samsung handset owners will be notified about this via the app.
The company will pre-install the In-Traffic Reply app on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. In-Traffic Reply will also be pre-installed on the Galaxy S7, Galaxy A and Galaxy J series.