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DriveAssist Blocks Incoming Calls When Driving

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Hmmm.....

johnkzin

Oct 14, 2008, 4:31 PM
1) What if you're not the driver? You can't talk on you cell nor do messaging if you're a passenger? Sucks. I do lots of txt and some calling when I'm on public transportation for my commute to work.


2) What is the speed for the trigger? 10MPH? slower? 5-10MPH isn't an unreasonable walking or jogging speed... yet a car at that pace, driving by someone who isn't paying attention due to their phone, could still be dangerous. So, which is it: can I not talk/txt while jogging, or can I still cause property damage as long as I'm just driving slow enough?
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jskrenes

Oct 14, 2008, 5:37 PM
johnkzin said:
1) What if you're not the driver? You can't talk on you cell nor do messaging if you're a passenger? Sucks. I do lots of txt and some calling when I'm on public transportation for my commute to work.


Didn't you read the article? It says passengers can override the feature. As for the speed trigger, not sure what that is. I do a lot of bicycling, and I can achieve speeds of 20-40mph. I typically stop to receive calls, but would prefer to have my phone ring as opposed to going straight to voicemail.

It's a nice tool, but not for everyone in every situation.
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BobbyPheonix

Oct 14, 2008, 6:36 PM
OK so what determines who is a driver and who is a passenger? If the passenger can override it what would stop the drive from doing it too? Does it pinpoint seating arrangements?
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JesusSaves

Oct 15, 2008, 6:36 AM
Welcome to the world of RFID. Rolling Eyes
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crood

Oct 15, 2008, 8:37 AM
Nothing. It's entirely voluntary to begin with. It's a little silly. Presumably, someone who would subscribe to this is someone who wouldn't answer their phone while driving, anyway
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carmodboy99

Oct 15, 2008, 11:59 AM
Ok, so even if you never disabled the service, youre still gonna stop at a light or stop sign, and then your phone rings... Do you struggle between picking up the phone and slamming on the gas, or how does that work?? Assuming you decided to do both, once you take off again, does your call drop?
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crxtreme89

Oct 15, 2008, 12:23 PM
carmodboy99 said:
Ok, so even if you never disabled the service, youre still gonna stop at a light or stop sign, and then your phone rings... Do you struggle between picking up the phone and slamming on the gas, or how does that work?? Assuming you decided to do both, once you take off again, does your call drop?


Dude I love the conversation and the replies. I am getting a kick out of this! This is a stupid service. If you don't want to answer your phone then don't answer your freaking phone.

"OMG it's ringing and I'm stopped but I need to keep driving! I don't know what to do! Do I answer it? Maybe it's an emergency? Oh lord please help me in my time of need!"
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XXX

Oct 15, 2008, 12:50 PM
The problem with this logic is that unforttunately people between the ages of 17 and 25 or so are not too bright. Not only do they not know how to drive well yet, but they are also under the misguided belief that their entire social life revolves around being reached on their cell phones. They will call or text anytime, anywhere no matter what they are doing and in so doing they will make life miserable for better, more experienced drivers. This is a great thing for parents on a family plan who could force this service on their teeny bopper children. In the end this can only be a good thing.
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SS EarlGoodman

Oct 16, 2008, 9:19 AM
Just because you may have been a stupid wreckless teenage driver does not mean the rest of us are. Aside from your blatant ignorance I cannot begin to tell you how many middle aged women I see on a daily basis staring into their mirrors while applying makeup, or business men speeding to get to their meeting on time while gabbing on the phone. Everyone is an offeder.

I do agree that this is a good app though.
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XXX

Oct 16, 2008, 11:06 AM
no, idiot. Teeny boppers are the main cause of most traffic incedents and they are too busy chatting and texting with their teeny bopper friends about parties and booze and pot runs to concentrate on being decent human beings and good drivers. I was, am and always will be a better driver than you and other careless teeny bopper trash. It's not ignorance, it's the truth. Why do think car isurance is so much more expensive for you people? It's because they know what we all know, that you idiot teenagers don't know anything about being good drivers and if this DiveAssdist helps to correct that flaw in even a small way then it will be worth it. The truth hurts bub....deal with it!
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carmodboy99

Oct 15, 2008, 3:20 PM
Uh, you do realize my initial post was complete sarcasm, right? This is quite likely to be the most ridiculous piece of information Eric has ever passed on.
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