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New service disables cell phones when driving

The new technology disables rings and alerts, and sends calls directly to voice mail when the car is in motion.
January 24, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Despite repeated warnings, a lot of motorists continue to use their cell phones behind the wheel.

There's now a new technology which could put a stop to that. T-Mobile has developed a system which renders cell phones useless while driving.

The service automatically disables rings and alerts, and sends calls directly to voicemail when the car is in motion. The feature can be un-done in an emergency.

Sprint, Nextel, AT&T and Verizon are all said to be exploring the same technology.


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