Apple's new mobile operating system will include a 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' mode in its latest ios 11 this fall.
Distracted driving has become an epidemic. There are countless examples of accidents that could have been avoided if it weren't for drivers using their phones while behind the wheel.
When iOS 11 comes to iPhones (and iPads) this fall, the new operating system will include a "Do Not Disturb While Driving" mode users can turn on. Once the feature is turned on, your iPhone can tell when you may be driving and automatically mute your notifications so your screen remains dark.
You can also set up your device to send your favorite contacts an automatic reply to tell them you are driving and will get back to them when you arrive.
"It's all about keeping your eyes on the road," Apple says.
When you are driving you don’t need to be responding to these kinds of messages. No word yet on whether Bluetooth will still work and/or whether an emergency call can get through. Still, it will be your choice to use or not use it.
Pretty sure I will be using it, and 100% sure my kids will be using it.