Software Blocks Car Cell Phones

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In most places it’s now illegal to make or receive cell phone calls while driving. But people do it anyway. But soon they might not have that option. Canadian company Aegis Mobility has unveiled software called DriveAssist that intercepts calls and texts , tells the caller that the person they’re trying to reach is driving, and invites them to leave a message.

The company is expects that the technology – which can also tell callers where the driver is by using GPS – will be available by subscription, according to the BBC.

A British survey by the RAC has shown that in-car technology is distracting to drivers, especially younger drivers, with the worst offenders being radios, CDs, phones and Satnav systems.