Soon Your iPhone Won't Work While You're Driving

As part of its iOS 11 operating system, Apple is introducing a system to deactivate notifications with the hope of removing the temptation to check your phone or even type messages while driving
Soon Your iPhone Won't Work While You're Driving

Apple is about to get involved with your life every time you get behind the wheel. Specifically, the company is trying to save it.

When the company releases iOS 11, users will find a new feature prompting them to activate a ‘do not disturb while driving’ mode, which will prevent any notifications appearing at all. The idea is to take away the temptation for we young ‘uns to look at our smartphones while we’re driving. To be fair, it really is a daft thing to do and it does cost lives.

If the phone owner ‘forgets’ to turn it on, the phone can guess when it’s in a moving vehicle anyway, thanks to its motion sensors, GPS and WiFi systems. Trying to ‘unlock’ the phone will be purposely difficult to do while driving, but easy if you’re an innocent passenger.

Soon Your iPhone Won't Work While You're Driving

The system won’t stop you pre-connecting the phone via Bluetooth or USB, allowing you to access some of the device’s functions legally through the car.

The software can also ping a simple reply to anyone who messages the driver’s phone while they’re behind the wheel. Something along the lines of an automated “I’m driving right now and will get back to you when I get where I’m going” is thought to be the gist of it. A similar Android app to perform the same job already exists.

Developers are even working on software to sell to companies, who would then force their staff to use it. What’s your take on this? Should phone makers be taking steps to stop people using their phones while driving, and will people simply activate any override they can, no matter the danger?

Via: Financial Times



I rather keep my phone in my trunk (I literally do that)

07/22/2017 - 14:37 |
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I have an app on my iPhone that Will give my Honda 1211 an extra 150 horsepower, Will this still work?

07/22/2017 - 18:02 |
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Yea I can already see the news “apple user dies in crash, he took his hands of the wheel to unlock driving safe iphone”

07/22/2017 - 21:10 |
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You’re the only intelligent person that realizes this is making it even more dangerous. “Trying to ‘unlock’ the phone will be purposely difficult to do while driving” They’ll still turn it off no matter how difficult it is. Texting should be done all by voice command to Siri and have Siri auto send when you say send. That way you don’t even have to touch your phone. But Apple needs to make Siri better for that to work.

07/24/2017 - 05:01 |
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This entire thing is utter bs. How much important sht could you get sent that needs instant replying to be greeted upon apple being the asshles that they are!

07/22/2017 - 21:21 |
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Fouck hahaha

I have a Sony, and i will never buy anything from Apple, just a fools brand…

07/23/2017 - 02:18 |
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🇵🇷 Bryson Williams (Bryson2jz) [AOT] (THE RE

Welp ive crashed my car in a ditch, it wont start and my doors are jammed. Well let me call for help….. Oh wait. FUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!

07/23/2017 - 03:44 |
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Luckily I have an Android device lol

07/23/2017 - 14:04 |
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Johan Karlsson

When a huge tech company takes on a problem that’s not their fault because the common man can’t take responsibility. I don’t think this will change much, though.

07/23/2017 - 17:25 |
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As much as I’m against Texting & driving this will only make it even more dangerous since it will be purposefully difficult to turn off while driving. People who already text while driving will find a way to turn it off while driving. Even if they now have to take two hands off the steering wheel they will do it risking other drivers safety. The only fix for text to have everything voice commanded so that you do not have to pick up the phone at all. Just speak a loud to Siri and have her send a text. Yes you shouldn’t text at all but people will still do it. Making it even more difficult is the wrong answer.

07/24/2017 - 04:47 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

“Trying to ‘unlock’ the phone will be purposely difficult to do while driving” That’s the quote. People will still turn it off no matter how difficult thus making it even more un-safe.

07/24/2017 - 05:02 |
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Chris Pearson

Just make everyone drive stick they will all be to busy focusing on that then checking there phone

07/24/2017 - 13:49 |
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Car-guys rejoice! Finally, you can get whatever car you could possibly imagine, in a MANUAL!!!

07/28/2017 - 03:13 |
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