Many ping users have asked us to add replying using voice to text. While this technology is readily available, there are many reasons why we have not done so, and are unlikely to do so in the near future:
1. It is proven to be unsafe.
Here is a study which shows that voice to text is as dangerous as manually texting: https://tti.tamu.edu/
You can also watch their video here:
2. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration guidelines specifically advise against this.
3. And finally, from a practical point of view: The technology is far from 100%.
And, as you are driving, there is no way to correct these mistakes.
In summary: we understand why drivers would like this, but it’s simply not practical nor safe.
We love technology and the things it can do for us.
Call us old-school, but you're safety and saving lives is our highest priority. That's why you're safe and SOUND with us.