September 14, 2011
Sprint App Disables Phone While Driving
To combat distracted driving, Sprint has launched one of the most Draconian apps. Called Sprint Drive First it locks your phone when you're driving over 10 miles per hour, and alerts your parent or spouse when the phone has been locked. PC Mag reports.
First, the app determines how fast your car is going by using GPS and cell tower triangulation. Once your car exceeds 10 mph, the phone is automatically locked. Incoming calls are directed to voicemail and email and text message alerts are silenced. All voice calls and texting going on at the time will immediately end. The locked status can only be overridden if the user is a passenger in the car.
The Permanent Link to this page is: http://www.textually.org/textually/archives/2011/09/029414.htm