Samsung s Safe India campaign film has made a hard hitting revelation about the attitude of Indians towards road safety. Nearly 60 percent of Indian two-wheeler users have admitted to instinctively picking up their calls while riding. Similarly, 14 percent of the population has admitted to taking selfies while crossing roads. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus, S22 set to annoy plastic haters in 2022Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M32 India launch set for June 21, price could range between Rs 15,000 - Rs 20,000
Selfies have been a major cause of unforeseen deaths in the recent past and India accounts for 50 percent of all of them around the world as reports from Carnegie Mellon University, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi and National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli suggest. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3, Galaxy Z Flip3 launch on August 27? New report suggests
Samsung had conducted a survey of 1341 respondents within the age group of 15 to 60 years to highlight the dangers of irresponsible use of phones while travelling. Sixty four percent of pedestrians said that they regularly answer calls while crossing a road. Just 18 percent of the respondents to the study said they would immediately respond to calls from superiors from office while crossing a road. The fault doesn’t lie with pedestrians and motorcyclists alone. One in three car drivers tend to send a text message while behind the wheel if they termed it important .
Samsung has now vowed to support Ministry of Road Transport and Highways drive to reduce road accidents, especially those that happen due to the irresponsible usage of mobile phones. Under the Make in India initiative, Samsung has come up with mobility apps which would keep everyone safe on roads. ALSO READ: Blind drivers want faster adoption of autonomous cars
S bike mode
This feature helps in distraction-free and safe usage of smartphones while riding. It notifies the rider of an incoming call. And if it’s important, then a rider can tap 1 to allow it through, after coming to a halt. It also has a smart reply feature which will deliver an auto-SMS with estimated time of availability for the call.
It reads out messages for the driver, allows them access to their playlist, navigation, through voice interaction which is built into in several cars. A DND feature also allows drivers to stay safe to prevent any distractions. ALSO READ: Autonomous cars: Here s a look at the levels of autonomy in new-age vehicles
Pedestrians are alerted when they are using their device while walking and provides an option to hide notifications and locking the screen while walking.