ď19th century innovation with a 21st century applicationĒ is rarely a good way to start a pitch. And itís not even true - Nissanís idea is downright medieval. The car maker is proposing what is essentially a chastity belt to keep you from the temptation of using your phone while driving.
A prototype armrest for the Nissan Juke is the most stylish Faraday cage weíve seen yet. If you havenít heard the term, itís an enclosure that prevents wireless signals from getting in or out - no 4G, no Wi-Fi, no Bluetooth, nothing that can deliver or send a digital message between your phone and the world at large.
Still, the leather trim doesnít detract from a certain flaw in this idea - that you need strong will to use this product. You see, reconnecting with society is easy, just open the box and let the digital signals flood into your phone.
But you can resist that temptation, why not just put the phone on silent and keep it in the glove box? And if you canít resist, why isnít there are a time lock on this armrest? Your will may be easy to break, but a good padlock is not.
Look, texting and driving is bad - it leads to many fatal accidents. But Nissanís solution is a placebo or just a marketing gimmick at best. A simple software solution may be better in this case, something like Samsungís S Bike - the Motion Lock feature wonít let you answer a call if the phone detects that youíre driving.
Nissan almari? LOL
The car won't move if it is open.. Simple as that.. What's better is they should make the whole car a faraday cage.. So that once you got into the car you are always offline
I have a prototype for you, it's called "brain". Use it and >I< will live longer. I get into dangerous situations every day, since I drive alot of bike where cars can barely stop in front of me. I had alot of situations where the driver was on ...