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# 214255 4-May-2017 00:11
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I'm sure this won't be the last instance of this.

 

 

 

"A car manufacturer has developed a compartment that blocks mobile phone signals.

 

Nissan says the prototype Signal Shield, built into the arm rest of its Juke crossover vehicle, will eliminate distractions caused by incoming calls, messages and social media notifications.

 

The box works on the principle of the Faraday cage - invented in the 1830s - which uses material such as a wire mesh to shield its contents from electromagnetic fields."






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  # 1775256 4-May-2017 00:34
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Link to a story on it

 

 

 

Person has to voluntary put phone in box and close lid, so only blocks if driver chooses to.

 

Guess it's less hassle then turning on airplane mode.

 

Don't see it helping their car sales numbers, lot of legal uses for phones in cars with Bluetooth.




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  # 1775257 4-May-2017 00:43
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It's a start.

 

Next step will be some sort of electronics that simply turn off (or prevent) the transmitting functions of any phone not paired with the hands free. Politicians will see to it, regardless of whether it actually results in the outcome they think it will.






 
 
 
 


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  # 1775278 4-May-2017 07:04
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Completely overlooking that "phones" are used for just about anything but and technology is increasingly looking at mobile devices to improve safety such as GPS with live alerts, driver telematics, and drivecams, and lord knows what else in the future.




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  # 1775291 4-May-2017 07:33
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Geektastic:

It's a start.


Disagree. It's an empty gesture that relies on what the driver wants to do.

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It'll also chew up the battery as the phone will constantly be looking for a cell tower, and will keep increasing the power in an attempt to find one! Might as well just turn on flight mode.


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  # 1775325 4-May-2017 08:19
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What about the 4 other passengers?





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  # 1775328 4-May-2017 08:31
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the people that would use this are people who wouldnt use a phone when driving anyway, so yeah, pretty bloody pointless IMO.


 
 
 
 


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What a stupid idea!

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  # 1775356 4-May-2017 09:39
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Dratsab:
Geektastic:

It's a start.


Disagree. It's an empty gesture that relies on what the driver wants to do.


Until there's a fine for not using it if fitted...







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  # 1775375 4-May-2017 09:42
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joker97:

What about the 4 other passengers?



There's little doubt in my mind that cars will be required to disable phone use just as soon as politicians can come up with a way.

It'll be like drink driving before long and if the passengers phones are disabled to boot, the politicians will see that as acceptable collateral damage.

It will be forced aeroplane mode or something in the end.





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  # 1775385 4-May-2017 09:55
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Geektastic:
joker97:

 

What about the 4 other passengers?

 



There's little doubt in my mind that cars will be required to disable phone use just as soon as politicians can come up with a way.

It'll be like drink driving before long and if the passengers phones are disabled to boot, the politicians will see that as acceptable collateral damage.

It will be forced aeroplane mode or something in the end.

 

Nah I was thinking more like passengers will find themselves seated on the window sill and continue to do their phone thing. Heck you'd see some people learn to drive with their feet while seated on the window sill looking at their GPS! Probably more accurate GPS that way anyway.





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So no ability to stream music while driving?

 

 

 

Hand held mobile phone use while driving is an issue. I'm not disputing that, but this is not the answer.


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  # 1775408 4-May-2017 10:30
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I find this idea quite stupid. What if i a family member is in trouble and i need to attend something? No my phone locked away and i cant use it.
Cant stream music, Cant use voice commands.
Stupid gimmick that wont eventuate to anything.
Oh yah government. Good luck installing a Faraday cage in my ancient beema! 


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  # 1775418 4-May-2017 10:38
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Well, lets look at the other options. 

 

 

 

My phone knows when I am driving, gps and sensor data have accurately identified If I am walking, running, riding, driving etc. So its time for the software platforms to identify driving and introduce a driving mode to stop texting and calls. sure you could be a passenger so a way to override it will always be a thing. 

 

Phones could log actions, so if an accident occurs then the authorities can get a definite answer to weather the phone was in use. 

 

Police should do a better job of stopping phone use in cars, (Introduce small bike cops, they will pay for themselves)


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  # 1775421 4-May-2017 10:44
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Well, lets look at the other options. 


 


My phone knows when I am driving, gps and sensor data have accurately identified If I am walking, running, riding, driving etc. So its time for the software platforms to identify driving and introduce a driving mode to stop texting and calls. sure you could be a passenger so a way to override it will always be a thing. 


Phones could log actions, so if an accident occurs then the authorities can get a definite answer to weather the phone was in use. 


Police should do a better job of stopping phone use in cars, (Introduce small bike cops, they will pay for themselves)



Huh? How does your phone know you're driving? Think about it.




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