Did you know that a third of the world’s population uses a smartphone while driving? And that the main cause of rear-end car collisions is smartphone distraction? And did you know that the distraction of loud music can be fatal for pedestrians and cyclists who listen to it on their headphones while participating in traffic? We often forget that the people on the road are not always attentive and can overlook us just as easily as we can overlook them. And if in danger of a fast-approaching car, you only have a few seconds to react, as it will take the car far longer to hit the brake and stop.
There are several approaches to counteract this growing threat, one of which is the use of voice assistants instead of looking at the smartphone screen. This is particularly practical for drivers - they can have their messages read out to them, calls made or navigation started. So-called free-field audio devices, such as FAUNA audio glasses, are ideal for cyclists and pedestrians as they can be used for operating the voice assistant as well as music listening without blocking your ears.
The audio glasses work on a principle of multi-layer sound. This means that the ears are not sealed off by earplugs, but instead, the sound waves from the glasses go directly to the ear. That way the wearer hears both the environment and their own music, podcasts or phone calls. This is an important safety factor, especially in road traffic. Thanks to the microsound technology, the sound is crystal clear, lively and full of details. A unique audio experience that ensures your safety by keeping your ears open.