@Flyingscot, I agree with you on that, I also that is an opportunity for more work for law enforcement agents too. I mean considering the consequences this might have on the driver,s attention when driving.
well, maybe a way to put a measure on the use of this devices that may distract the driver is to make them function only when the car is not in motion.As long as that such devices are available, somebody will always break the law for best reason known to him.
Along with the advances in multi-tasking with devices over the years come new demands on users. Users find they can now perform several tasks at once, but just because you can multitask doesn't mean you should multitask. Drivers should always be ready to divide their attention for the sole purpose of driving safely, and leave the operation of other devices for when others drive.
Any technology that reduces the cost of health care and helps early detection of serious conditions is a great thing. I believe this is an area of huge opportunity for electronics and sowtware companies.
Tirlapur, everybody knows that it's not safe talking over phone (using hands free also) while driving. They whether there is a need of any such application unless and until any emergency situation. If they are coming up with such IVR system, most of the drivers may start using such calls and may be end up with irresponsible driving.
I would think that a truck driver could find a health monitoring system build into their truck a very useful tool. Driving a truck, especially for long hours, is a sedentaryoccupation which can be hazardous to your health. If you are a truck driver suffering from high blood pressure and are traveling with a blood pressure monitor or you are a truck driver who is diabetic and you travel with a blood glucose meter then it will be beneficial to check these readings during the day and enter them into the system for follow-up later on.
I appreciate your thoughts on this topic, and thanks for the response.
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