Nissan thinks installing a Faraday cage in your armrest will prevent distracted driving

Distracted driving is obviously a problem, and lots of software and phone companies have attempted to solve it. Samsung, for example, just released an auto-reply app that’ll send people a response when a phone owner is driving or biking. Now car manufacturers are attempting to fix the issue, too.
Nissan thinks integrating a Faraday cage directly into a car’s armrest could be the magic fix. The compartment, known as the Nissan Signal Shield, would block all cellular, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connections. You could still play music through a USB or auxiliary cord, though, although I presume your music would have to be locally saved. Just opening the armrest would restore connectivity. Right now, this is just a concept idea for the new Nissan Juke model. [Read more here...]


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