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iPhones will block texts while driving
« on: Jun 06, 2017, 11:07:33 am »
 

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Soon, iPhones will block texts while driving

http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/05/technology/apple-do-not-disturb-while-driving/index.html

Soon, Apple will introduce a new iPhone feature that will do away with that annoying -- and dangerous -- urge to look at a text message while you're driving.

The feature, called "Do Not Disturb While Driving," will be part of Apple's iOS 11, a new version of the operating software for Apple mobile devices.

Whenever the phone is connected to a car using either Bluetooth or a cable, or if the car is moving, the phone will withhold any notifications for things like text messages or news updates.

If someone does text you while you're driving, the phone can respond with an automatic message telling them you're driving and can't respond just now.

Related: Apple unveils an Amazon Echo competitor

The iPhone screen will also be locked to prevent drivers from using many of their apps while driving. Passengers who are just riding, and not driving, will have the ability to disable the feature

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I wonder if the iphone will block people from recording video from their car.  For example you might want to record an interaction between you and the police. 

 

Re: iPhones will block texts while driving
« Reply #1 on: Jun 06, 2017, 11:16:30 am »
 

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Nissan has proposed adding a so-called Faraday cage to its cars. This would be a box built in to the car that would block radio transmissions of any kind from reaching the phone. That would be another way to prevent distracting texts while driving.

The powers that be, will not be in favour of the public even hearing the words "Faraday Cage".

The idea that market forces might come to the rescue, I suspect is a day dream, but its a nice thought.

Faraday cage
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday_cage


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