Honor 9 Lite gets new Ride Mode safety feature via OTA update in India, coming to Honor 7X and Honor 9i soon

Huawei’s Honor Brand recently rolled out Face Unlock feature for the Honor 9 Lite smartphone in India. Today the company has started rolling out another over-the-air (OTA) update that bring new Ride Mode feature, exclusively for Honor 9 Lite smartphone in India, where numbers of road accidents are high due to several factors like distracted driving and mobile phone usage while driving  / riding.

Honor said that the new feature urges consumers to follow responsible and safe smartphone usage operating a two-wheel vehicle. To enable ‘Ride-Mode’, you need to activate the feature either from drop-down notifications menu or by going to the phone’s Settings. Once enabled, the caller will be notified that the user is currently riding, and cannot answer calls. The feature, however, allows the caller to call the rider by pressing numeric 1 in-case of urgency or emergency.

The Ride Mode update on the Honor 9 Lite will be rolled out in batches and will be available for everyone by March-end.  The new Ride Mode will soon be also rolled out to Honor smartphones like Honor 7X, and Honor 9i in future, said the company.

Commenting on the roll out of the new feature,  P Sanjeev, Vice President, Sales, Huawei Consumer Business Group, said:

Honor has been leading the market through consumer-centric innovation, and the new Ride Mode feature continues our innovation and further reiterates our commitment towards the betterment of smartphone experience. Ride Mode feature will be useful for millions of Indian bike rider and encourage safe smartphone usage while bike riding.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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