Motorola to deliver improved text-to-speech capabilities and encourage responsible driving with new headset.

To make driving safer, Motorola has built a wireless headset for mobile phones that automatically reads incoming text messages. It communicates via Bluetooth and are running the software Moto Speak that translates text to speech. The program that is installed on the phone is at launch available for Android phones and Blackberry.

In order to function well with “SMS language” the 150 most common Acronyms such as “lol”, “btw” and “l8r” are translated to “Laughing Out Loud”, “By The Way” and “Later”.

If the sender of the SMS is already in the phone’s address book the name of the person is read. It can also respond automatically with a stored response message, such as “I drive a car right now and will get back to you later”.

Headsetet is called H17txt and will go on sale in the U.S. shortly.

You can read the Press Release here.