The iPhone has already received intended for use in vehicles optimized interfaces Apple CarPlay. However, a California resident by the name of Giulio Sege believes that the distraction of drivers in the process of using iPhone is still one of the main causes of road accidents.
The Sege went to court with a claim to the Apple, accusing the company that it does not block the drivers use their devices. The plaintiff demanded that the company released a software update that will add the locking mechanism functions on the iPhone drivers. Until then the company should stop selling smartphones in California.
The Sege considers it necessary to impose a ban on the use of the iPhone in particular, sending text messages while driving. As a result, this should allow the drivers to be distracted as little as possible and focus your attention on the road. The statement of claim filed in the superior court of Los Angeles, plaintiff asks to consider case with participation of jury.
We will remind, in December last year, the American family that tragically lost a daughter in a car accident, has filed a lawsuit against Apple, accusing the iPhone maker that it did not provide the lock service FaceTime at a time while the user is driving a car.
In November 2016, the National Directorate of traffic safety on highways of the USA suggested that the smartphone manufacturers to add a special “driving mode”. This is a much simplified user interface, which includes the minimum necessary information.
In this mode, there should be no possibility of manual entering text with the onscreen keyboard, control the playback of multimedia content on the screen should not be too much text. To use the web browser and social networks in the process of moving will not be.
At the moment it is not law, but merely a wish that puts the National Directorate of traffic safety on highways of the USA manufacturers.