This Apple Feature Will Save Thousands of Lives

Of 180 fatal crashes in the US between 2009 and 2011–52% involved the use of a mobile device.

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Do Not Disturb While Driving

The automated response when you are sent a text message in DNDWD mode.

DNDWD Set-Up

  • Automatically — The device determines when it thinks you’re driving and turns itself on — as it says below: ‘based on detected motion’. It’s not very accurate(I’ve had it trigger on a bus, a train, as a passenger, and on a treadmill), but that’s not the point. I suspect this feature will learn when you’re not actually driving to become less annoying. When I do get behind the wheel, DNDWD just takes care of it for me. How very Apple.
  • When Connected to Car Bluetooth — Far more accurate and in the majority of cases this will be the best example of DNDWD saving lives. No assumptions, no turning on when you’re on the train heading home. Navigation and music streaming and calls will remain available with messages restricted.
  • Manually — Almost pointless, but in some cases the Automatically setting above might be too trigger-happy, and the conscientious drivers out there will enable DNDWD via the greatly improved Control Centre in iOS 11.

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