Messaging or texting on mobile while driving is always an dangerous act and we all know this. Therefore researchers from India’s Anna University of Technology in Tamilnadu have now developed a new system that particularly blocks mobile phone signals while an individual is driving. The main motive is to trick away the driver’s ability to use a phone while still allowing mobile phone signals to be used by other passengers in the vehicle.
The new system developed has the capability to detect whether the driver is using a phone or not while the vehicle is actually moving and then sets off a mobile jammer that blocks phone signals. Other passengers should still be able to continue with their conversation as the jammer range is very low.
Countless laws have been put in places around the world that limit people from using their phones while driving. The researchers say that a system like this may also be able to one day be used to report traffic problems or illegal actions by transmitting a vehicle’s registration information to a traffic signal post where authorities could access them.