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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Apple insists: it's only your fault that it's a danger behind the wheel



Incredible but true: Apple has had to testify in Los Angeles courts because of the many accidents that occur because of the distractions that originate the iPhone . And it was that he had been sued for constituting a danger to public health. These things that we only see in America.

Julio Ceja was the one who came to the relevant consumer's office to file a complaint last January. In it, it accused the company based in Cupertino of obtaining benefits above the security of the users .


And why so much unrest? According to Ceja, Apple should implement a kind of locking mechanism that will deactivate the iPhone immediately as soon as we get the wheel. Apparently, Ceja would have suffered an accident caused by a vehicle driven by a driver who was distracted looking at his iPhone. Ojito that is not the only complaint. In Texas, Apple faced a similar case last year. Fortunately, the lawsuit was filed.

Of course, Apple argued that the fault of this negligence is solely and exclusively of the driver . Apple is a mere manufacturer, but can not be held responsible for the use we make with our device. But it's just common sense. While driving we may be changing the radio station, holding a conversation, drinking, looking at the landscape ... distractions that exist but are not responsible for our actions.


In 2015 Apple produced a paper published in the New York Times before a similar lawsuit urging the driver to avoid distractions:

WE ARE AGAINST PEOPLE USING THEIR IPHONE (WRITING, READING, INTERACTING, ...) WHILE DRIVING. FOR THOSE DRIVERS WHO DO NOT WANT TO TURN OFF THEIR IPHONE OR PUT THEM IN AIRPLANE MODE TO AVOID DISTRACTIONS, WE RECOMMEND TURNING THE DO NOT DISTURB OR MUTE MODE ON.


Anyway, Apple has been working with patents and algorithms to minimize these risks. In fact, it has already implemented a feature called "Do not disturb the steering wheel" for iOS 11 in which calls, notifications and texts will be silenced and your iPhone screen will remain dark . In addition, it will have built-in an option so if someone sends you a message, a message will automatically be sent stating that you are driving and that you try later.

However, the last word will always be ours , since we will have to activate it manually or configure it to act automatically.

Via | Macrumors

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