In previous reports, Nissan came up with a lifesaving solution that will address the pressing issue of distracted driving in the form of Signal Shield Concept: The vehicle's arm rest compartment will be converted into a Faraday cage-like area where you can place your mobile device and when the lid is closed, the system will immediately set up a silent zone that will block all the phone's incoming and outgoing cellular activities, Bluetooth and even Wi-fi connections. It is really a cool safety concept coming from the Japanese automaker, and now Apple will also contribute to that cause and is now planning to release a safety feature geared towards drivers.
Have you ever gotten the urge to check your text messages, Facebook notifications and Instagram while driving? Apple wants you to stop the dangerous habit with a new feature called "Do Not Disturb While Driving." DNDWD feature was revealed at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference and will be launched as part of iOS 11 for the iPad and iPhone this coming fall. The feature will be activated when the cellular phone will notice that the user is in a vehicle, and is not using Apple CarPlay at that time, and will block any incoming notifications.
Furthermore, it can even send automatic text message replies that will indicate that the phone's owner is currently driving. DNDWD utilizes information about Bluetooth connectivity and adjacent Wifi networks to know if the phone is in a moving vehicle, according to Endgadget. The feature will also be immediately allowed to function when the mobile device is situated in a running car, although passengers or the person behind the wheel with no regard for safety can manually override the feature. IOS will provide the feature with no payment required, and it will be available this fall for the iPhone 5s to the newest iPhone.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that distracted driving has resulted to 3,477 road deaths and 391,000 injuries in 2015. Using smartphones while driving is the most obvious example of distracted driving, and NHTSA commented that sending or reading a text is the most dangerous form.
So any app available in the market that can decrease or eliminate the habit of always checking one's phone while driving instead of looking at the road is always a thumbs up to us. Moreover, it’s always a good idea to set your mobile device on silent mode and ignore it totally while driving. And when using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto in a vehicle, drivers may interact with their beloved phones by syncing with the car’s system and utilizing voice commands.