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  # 1775423 4-May-2017 10:50
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Once cars are autonomous, there won't be any need to block phone usage. Sure it will be a while yet, but sooner than we think I reckon.


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  # 1775424 4-May-2017 10:52
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pbgben:

 

Well, lets look at the other options. 

 

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

 

 

Don't know about your phone, but mine logs all call and txt activity. There are more than likely already logs of other app activity in the OS as well.

 

The problem then is determining exactly when the accident occurred to match the log with the timing of the crash. That would require a black-box flight recorder in your car (which also already exists in many new models).


 
 
 
 


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  # 1775445 4-May-2017 11:04
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Yeah.. Nah. That's silly.

 

More useful would be provide a bluetooth speaker/microphone built into the cars stereo by default.

 

being handsfree vs not having a phone whatsoever it should not come down to the latter, as mentioned, being out of range entirely (And accidentally if you don't realize what that convenient cellphone sized box is for) is rather thoughtless when there are significantly better alternatives - such as bluetooth functionality, or a cellphone holder near the driver so they may legally use it on speaker-phone if they wish.


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  # 1775515 4-May-2017 13:01
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No one is going to buy a car with this.

 

What's the fuss again?


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  # 1775519 4-May-2017 13:11
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muppet:

No one is going to buy a car with this.


What's the fuss again?



Someone in Nissan smoking crack and coming up with stupid ideas

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Linux:
muppet:

 

No one is going to buy a car with this.

 

 

 

What's the fuss again?

 



Someone in Nissan smoking crack and coming up with stupid ideas

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I'll say. It's like that dumb idea American Automotive had for neck belts that ended up in a major recall.

 

 

 

 


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  # 1775523 4-May-2017 13:17
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Christ, put your phone in the car boot before you set off driving if it's that much of a temptation to keep checking it!


 
 
 
 


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  # 1775553 4-May-2017 14:13
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Given that the best and cheapest car navigation system by far is a phone with Google maps, this is the silliest idea I've seen for some time.


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  # 1775563 4-May-2017 14:33
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muppet:

 

No one is going to buy a car with this.

 

What's the fuss again?

 

 

Comment of the day!





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muppet:

 

 

 

I'll say. It's like that dumb idea American Automotive had for neck belts that ended up in a major recall.

 

 

Except that was satire, and this evidently isn't?


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  # 1775565 4-May-2017 14:40
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This must have been their inspiration

 

 

 





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  # 1775607 4-May-2017 15:17
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joker97:
pbgben:

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.


Wouldn't be too hard to require car makers to install a thing that phones detect and enter driving mode.





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  # 1775609 4-May-2017 15:20
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So why is it not made then? Chop hands off then you can't use phone when driving! Oh can't drive either so road toll drops.....

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  # 1775611 4-May-2017 15:23
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Geektastic:

 

Wouldn't be too hard to require car makers to install a thing that phones detect and enter driving mode.

 

What of passengers?


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  # 1775613 4-May-2017 15:26
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Geektastic:
joker97:
pbgben:

 

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.


Wouldn't be too hard to require car makers to install a thing that phones detect and enter driving mode.

 

The phone may know it's in a car, it may think it knows who its owner is, but it will never know who's driving, nor who's in possession of itself.





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