How CarPlay can improve employee safety and reduce liability

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Q: How to improve employee safety and reduce liability?

In most countries employers have a "duty of care" to provide a safe work environment for employees. If you provide cars or expect employees to drive as part of their responsibilities, you need to be thinking employee safety in cars.

A:

There have been half a dozen high profile cases in the US where companies have been successfully sued over crashes where employees have been talking on mobile phones to clients. Some of theses cases have extended the parameters to negligence in the employer failing to provide guidelines on cell phone use. 

How can we provide a safe environment for employees and reduce any potential for liability?


We recommend:
1. Provide a policy on mobile phone use. 
2. Provide CarPlay in the vehicle.
3. Provide CarPlay apps.


This FAQ does not constitute legal advice - consult your legal and HR team to see if this is an area you need to address.

What is Speaking Email CarPlay?

An app for iPhone and Apple CarPlay that reads your email out loud to you. It intelligently extracts content from emails (minus the signatures, disclaimers and threads). And it lets you action your email - archive, mark-as-read, trash, flag - using the CarPlay interface controls. It works Office 365 and Gmail email accounts, as well as most other providers including any standard IMAP server.


Who is it for?

People who are busy and run out of time to get through their inbox. People who want to make productive use of time when driving between appointments.


What if I don't have CarPlay?

See our other product Speaking Email for iPhone and Android for anyone who doesn't have CarPlay.


Is is free?

Yes it is free to download and you can do a lot with the free version. Free features: 

  • Email text-to-speech (TTS) with smart content detection (this is awesome, you will be blown away!)
  • CarPlay buttons next/prev, archive, flag, delete


Do I have to upgrade?

Nope, but you can upgrade for: 

  • Multiple accounts
  • Attachment reading
  • Voice commands (you will love this!)
  • Dictation - reply/forward/compose (you will love this even more!)



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