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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-14-2017, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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New iphone driving mode

Described as a "new way to help drivers stay more focused on the road," the Do Not Disturb While Driving feature uses the iPhone's various sensors to detect when its owner might be driving. When this occurs, the phone automatically silences notifications so the screen stays dark.

It's coming in the next version of iOS (11).
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-09-2017, 07:17 AM
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It's along the right lines but this can still easily be switched off so not going to prevent someone who really wants to use their phone.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-25-2017, 06:45 AM Thread Starter
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Apple has released its latest iOS 11 operating system, bringing with it a useful tool for drivers: a ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ mode. This blocks phone notifications while you’re at the wheel, with the aim of reducing crashes caused by people using their phone while driving.

If you’ve just installed iOS 11, your phone will detect the first time it thinks you’re driving and, once you’ve arrived at your destination, show a description of the Do Not Disturb While Driving feature.

If you tap a button to enable the feature, it’ll turn on automatically when connected to your car’s Bluetooth, or when it senses driving motion. Alternatively, you can select to turn on the feature manually.

What does Apple’s ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ feature do? This article covers off most of what it does:
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-21-2017, 12:06 PM
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Yeah I got this too but have left it switched off for now.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-27-2017, 10:22 AM
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The strongest indication that someone is in their car is if their iPhone is connected to a a car Bluetooth network. But since not everybody has Bluetooth in their car, Apple uses other signs that you might be driving.

The driving mode uses a number of signals, such as the iPhone's accelerometer, the rate at which it finds and loses nearby Wi-Fi networks, and GPS to try to detect when it thinks you are driving.

Because it is turned on by default and is activated automatically, it may affect public transport users and passengers. The feature is likely to get more accurate over time as Apple gets more data about who is and is not driving.
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