My Toyota 4 runner with the bluetooth allows incoming texts to be listened to through my radio. Just touch the screen and a female voice will read what was texted. I can't reply back to the text while in motion unless I do it on my phone which I will not do. I have no issue with what passengers do on their phones while in the car but the drivers phone should never be used by the driver unless it is hands free. I have had too many close calls with near head on collisions by people talking, texting or dialing their phones while driving. Ad to this being under the influence and trying to do it all and I see RED, Danger.They have or had that device that turns off just texting when someone starts and drives their car. The inventor could not get any big automobile manufacture or cell phone carrier to back it even though it was acknowledged to be simple and would save lives. Critics: would tread on consumers "freedoms".
Would disable that feature on your phone or not allow the car to start if you were using it. Pretty simple, the phone talking to the car... the car talking to the phone.
Gotta be 10-15 years ago and now the idea is buried.
I think the inventors son killed someone in a head-on collision while texting, his inspiration