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texting hot seat

attempting to override texting while driving
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So many tragic deaths have been caused by texting while driving. My idea to stop this is have texting turned off automatically for someone in the driver's seat while the car is moving. The car's Bluetooth 4.0 base station has its position relative to the driver's seat baked in its firmware. The phone then can detect when it is in the driver's seat. If this is the case and the phone's GPS detects that we are moving, texting is disabled.
lepton, Nov 28 2013


       This idea is almost what I hoped it would be. From the title I envisioned a heating element embedded in the driver's seat that would become hotter and hotter the longer the texting continues, starting at uncomfortably warm and rapidly progressing to actually setting the upholstery on fire.   

       Big big [+] for deterring texting while driving, ancilliary [ ] for lack of painful negative reinforcement. There should be dire consequences for engaging in wanton stupidity.
Alterother, Nov 29 2013

       //There should be dire consequences for engaging in wanton stupidity// I think there already are in this instance.
pocmloc, Nov 29 2013

       Can't you just uninstall the app?
pocmloc, Nov 29 2013

       Ah. well, perhaps switch off the GPS?
pocmloc, Nov 29 2013

       Also they could get a second phone that was a nice cheap old fashioned brick phone with no blurtooth, app support, GPS or anything.
pocmloc, Nov 30 2013


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