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anonymous:
As a parent of a soon to be teenage driver, I support ideas like this, as long as they are implemented smartly and not like what Grubs suggested. I would think that part of the technology has to come from the car.

If the car senses that the driver is the only person in the car, which could be done pretty reliably then it would send a signal to the phone via wifi/bluetooth/whatever to prevent distracted driving. This covers a great deal of distracted drivers out there.

For multiple people in a car, I think it would be very difficult to determine if the person using the phone is the driver or a passenger. But maybe there are ways, like putting an NFC chip in the steering wheel.
10:33 pm — Monday, 28 November 2016
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
> The agency cannot force electronics companies to comply, but in the past it issued a set of guidelines for the navigation and entertainment systems built into cars by the manufacturer and carmakers adopted them, for the most part.

And for the most part, they fucking blow, for that reason. They SHOULDN'T lock out anything. Let people decide what they can do. I've actually almost crashed MORE times because they are so stupidly locked.
3:59 am — Tuesday, 29 November 2016
JK:
Yep yep, let the people decide. I'd like to decide not to be run over by someone that has decided to check his potential dates on Tinder while driving.
8:54 pm — Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Off The Verge:
You can't regulate away stupidity.
6:10 am — Thursday, 1 December 2016
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