Saturday, 24 June, 2017

IPhone to add new feature that will stop texting while driving

Lori Graves | 08 June, 2017, 11:21

At yesterday's WWDC keynote, Apple announced updates to nearly every piece of hardware in their product catalog other than the iPhone and iPad Mini.

So how does it work?

Whenever the phone is connected to a auto using either Bluetooth or a cable, or if the vehicle is moving, the phone will withhold any notifications for things like text messages or news updates. If someone tries to text you while you're driving, the person texting you will get an automatic message saying that you're driving, and that you're unable to respond.

Taking it one step further, the new feature will also lock the iPhone screen, keeping drivers from using apps, too, CNN reported. It also comes with lane guidance feature which will help you avoid missing a turn or exit by recommending the lane you should be in while navigating.

Apparently, iOS 11 is even able to recognize what a QR code is about and then ask the device user if they want to act on it.

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New iPhone feature to block texts while driving
The performance facilitates " complex tasks like editing photos and 4K video, rendering 3D images or playing games ", says Apple . Driving guidance: Apple in its iOS 11 has also added new improvements to Maps which can be used while driving in a vehicle .

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Siri will be able to translate English words and phrases into Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish. Safari, Apple's web browser, seeks to make users' online experience smoother and less annoying.

Apple's iPhone is fun to use and is quite premium but the manufacturer is never going to add a micro SD card slot for their phones anytime.

Users have the option of sending an auto reply to contacts listed in "Favorites" to let them know they are driving and can not respond while the vehicle is moving. Techly saw the "Do Not Disturb While Driving" feature released live, as part of a broader iOS 11 overhaul. Texas Department of Transportation's crash fatalities records show a near 4 percent increase in 2016 road deaths and an increasing trend of deaths related to distracted driving. And on any given day, around 660,000 people are on their cell phones or other electronic devices while driving. In the short term, dropping this old hardware and software can free up valuable RAM and storage space for new features. According to the spokesman for the RAC's BePhoneSmart campaign Pete Williams, the problem is more with notifications, and less with phone calls.

Those who have been using iOS devices would know that the dock appears only on home screen.

US today said that roughly 46 states prohibit texting while driving.

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