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Drivetime

Play games while you drive

2.0/5
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Drivetime is the world's first game that you can play while you drive. Challenge friends, family and fellow commuters to general knowledge trivia on your daily commute, safely, using your voice to play.

Would you recommend this product?

When we're driving, we're essentially operating a 2-ton potential weapon. Do you really think it's a good idea to draw people's eyes and attention away from the road? Hands-free operation or not, people are going to be looking at this app as they play. The screen even animates, which is a guaranteed way to get people to look at it. MOTION DRAWS ATTENTION.

Seriously, don't release this.

Pros:

None

Cons:

Everything. Anything that causes someone to not focus on the road is a bad call.

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Founder @ FestivalHunt.com, Pitchenvy.io
One could argue the same thing about car radios. At the end of the day, it's up to the driver to be responsible.
Polymer Mallard

Most drivers are bad enough. No one needs a reason to be on their phone in the car. If you're a passenger and you want to play a game, ok fine. The driver has a job to do and it certainly shouldn't involve a phone.

Pros:

It's a game

Cons:

It distracts you from the road

I enjoy learning new tech

I have been using Drivetime for the past several months and find it highly enjoyable. I think I'm up to 70+ quizzes to date

For people concerned about distracted driving, I would be curious what they do presently during their commute. Our minds require more stimulus than driving can provide, therefore we add talk radio, podcasts, music, etc. Worse, we can be tempted to them with phone conversations and, unfortunately, text and email.

Since using Drivetime I've noticed that my normal distracted driving outlets have actually decreased. While using the app, I cannot engage with the rest of my phone (other than maps) which is a sneaky-safe aspect of the app.

I would encourage people to try Drivetime for themselves, prior to casting aside under the premise that it's unsafe. If you are uncomfortable doing a trial while commuting, then try it at your desk or while you're cooking. I think you'll begin to see the affect it has on distraction is actually positive.

Pros:

Fun, competitive, more fulfilling use of commute time than alternatives

Cons:

I haven't encountered any real cons worth noting

None

Pros:

I can have my directions up and still play. Obviously the bad reviews are left by people who didnt even try it.

Cons:

None