Nissan just found a way to stop you using your phone while driving

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It’s a problem not only in Thailand but the world over – how to stop people using their smartphone behind the wheel.

But now, car manufacturer Nissan has found a way of blocking mobile phone signals whilst you are driving.

The Signal Shield, which was developed at the manufacturer’s Sunderland plant in the UK, is built into the armrest of the Juke model and eliminates distractions caused by incoming calls and messages.

The principle is based around the Faraday cage which was developed in 1830s and uses materials like wire mess to shield contents from electromagnetic fields.

Nissan Signal Shield

All mobile, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi signals are prevented from reaching inside the compartment once the lid is closed.

Speaking about the Signal Shield Alex Smith, Nissan Motor GB managing director said:

“Mobile phone use at the wheel is a growing concern across the automotive industry, and indeed society, particularly with the high number of pushed communications such as texts, social media notifications and app alerts that tempt drivers to reach for their devices.

“The Nissan Signal Shield concept presents one possible solution for giving drivers the choice to remove all smartphone distractions while driving. This is about delivering more control at the wheel, not less.

Some drivers are immune to the activity of their smartphone, but for those who struggle to ignore the beeps and pings, this concept provides a simple solution in this very connected world we live in.”

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