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Old 08-20-2013, 11:07 AM
 
Location: New Haven, CT
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I mean it makes perfect sense.

The cell phone senses that the car is in motion and disables phone calls. Unless you have hands free or whatever other technology there is. Or you can pull over.

a close friend mentioned this to me before and it sort of surprised me that there was never a talk of this.

Personally, I do not care if you use your phone while driving. Its just most people cant drive and talk at the same time and their driving goes out the window completely.

Does Apple Iphone's stock share go up every time one of their customers crashes?

Is it a civil rights issue and would create a huge debate on personal privacy and all that?

Id think with all the contracts you need to sign initially, your practically a slave to the service provider and youd think they wanted their customers to be safe and that they would force this upon them.

I can see people getting angry that they wouldnt be able to receive or make a call while on the road, BUT, the hands free set/blue tooth enables you to.

Remember when the Iphone came out? It was exclusive to one cellular provider. Everyone that didnt have the service waited up to 3 years to get the Iphone. Nobody went crazy, they just sat there abided. No one tried to get a lawsuit

Im not picking on Iphone, just using that as an example.

What do you guys think?

 
Old 08-20-2013, 11:21 AM
 
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How would the phone know if you are in a moving car as opposed to a train, bus, subway, or bicycle?

Also, doctors sometimes need to be able to be reached for emergencies - if they happen to be driving, they couldn't. Paramedics often use their cellphones while transporting patients.


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Old 08-20-2013, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Apex NC
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I mean it makes perfect sense.

The cell phone senses that the car is in motion and disables phone calls. Unless you have hands free or whatever other technology there is. Or you can pull over.

a close friend mentioned this to me before and it sort of surprised me that there was never a talk of this.

Personally, I do not care if you use your phone while driving. Its just most people cant drive and talk at the same time and their driving goes out the window completely.

Does Apple Iphone's stock share go up every time one of their customers crashes?

Is it a civil rights issue and would create a huge debate on personal privacy and all that?

Id think with all the contracts you need to sign initially, your practically a slave to the service provider and youd think they wanted their customers to be safe and that they would force this upon them.

I can see people getting angry that they wouldnt be able to receive or make a call while on the road, BUT, the hands free set/blue tooth enables you to.

Remember when the Iphone came out? It was exclusive to one cellular provider. Everyone that didnt have the service waited up to 3 years to get the Iphone. Nobody went crazy, they just sat there abided. No one tried to get a lawsuit

Im not picking on Iphone, just using that as an example.

What do you guys think?
You mean something like this?
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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The only way anything like that would ever happen is government intervention. And it would have to be NFC based, not movement. Because obviously there are other modes of transportation than a car.
 
Old 08-20-2013, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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I mean it makes perfect sense.

The cell phone senses that the car is in motion and disables phone calls. Unless you have hands free or whatever other technology there is. Or you can pull over.

a close friend mentioned this to me before and it sort of surprised me that there was never a talk of this.

Personally, I do not care if you use your phone while driving. Its just most people cant drive and talk at the same time and their driving goes out the window completely.

Does Apple Iphone's stock share go up every time one of their customers crashes?

Is it a civil rights issue and would create a huge debate on personal privacy and all that?

Id think with all the contracts you need to sign initially, your practically a slave to the service provider and youd think they wanted their customers to be safe and that they would force this upon them.

I can see people getting angry that they wouldnt be able to receive or make a call while on the road, BUT, the hands free set/blue tooth enables you to.

Remember when the Iphone came out? It was exclusive to one cellular provider. Everyone that didnt have the service waited up to 3 years to get the Iphone. Nobody went crazy, they just sat there abided. No one tried to get a lawsuit

Im not picking on Iphone, just using that as an example.

What do you guys think?
What if I'm a passenger in a car?

Under your proposal, even though I'm not driving, I wouldn't be able to use my phone.

That's not acceptable.
 
Old 08-20-2013, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Twin Lakes /Taconic / Salisbury
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How would the phone know if you are in a moving car as opposed to a train, bus, subway, or bicycle?

Also, doctors sometimes need to be able to be reached for emergencies - if they happen to be driving, they couldn't. Paramedics often use their cellphones while transporting patients.


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What if I'm a passenger in a car?

Under your proposal, even though I'm not driving, I wouldn't be able to use my phone.

That's not acceptable.
And THIS.....
 
Old 08-20-2013, 02:15 PM
 
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What if I'm a passenger in a car?

Under your proposal, even though I'm not driving, I wouldn't be able to use my phone.

That's not acceptable.
If it saves lives, it's absolutely acceptable. Pull over if you need to make a phone call that urgently. You know we used to live without cell phones right?
 
Old 08-20-2013, 02:24 PM
 
Location: 92037
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As someone that works in this industry, it has been in discussion for several years. Unfortunately there is no magic bullet for it.

The other posters have pointed out the flaws with trying to engineer a solution. It would affect passengers or riders of mass transit. An app simply cant dictate whether you are the driver or not. Nor do we have a mass ignition solution that is linked exclusively for the cell phone which can turn a car on/off and then be linked with shutting the device off or to some limited state.

Educating the public and having warning pop up's on the screen are about the best that can be done at this point in time.

Its a great idea though and I am glad to see that people are at least discussing this. In CA where I reside, its a hefty fine. I have seen over the past year, less and less people talking on the phone without a hands free.
I would recommend if you are not in a state that has fines for talking on a phone to write to your state lawmakers.

While it wont stop anyone from using their phone while driving, at least making people pay for it and having some accountability could prevent more use.
 
Old 08-20-2013, 05:22 PM
 
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I see people talking and 1 million times worse texting on their phone all the time swerving all over the road. One guy yesterday swerved into the should on the interestate around a curve going 70mph. What if someone was broke down or pulled over? Fatal accident likely.
 
Old 08-20-2013, 05:32 PM
 
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If it saves lives, it's absolutely acceptable. Pull over if you need to make a phone call that urgently. You know we used to live without cell phones right?
Did you read the post you replied to?

Why should a passenger in the back seat not be able to make or receive a call?

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