Distracted driving is becoming an epidemic of very costly proportions. The United States Department of Transportation claims 3.477 people were killed bydistracted driving - in 2015 alone.
So far the only car company stepping up to try and address this problem is Nissan, who recently announced the addition of Faraday cages to their cars.
Distracted driving is defined by the DoT as “any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system - anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving.”
Texting is especially egregious because it’s estimated that sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds, and at 55mph, you travel the length of a football field during that span of time. (On a side note, 5 seconds for a text? It takes me 5 minutes to create a text that would have taken me 2 seconds to say on the phone.)
Remember the 3,477 people killed by distracted driving in 2015? Well in that same year 391,000 people were injured in distracted driving accidents. For those of you who really enjoy your statistics, this PDF from the National Center for Statistics and Analysis will break down a lot more of the distracted driving numbers. It’s worth a look: HERE.
In what we can only hope is the first of many manufacturers to implement them, Nissan announced that it will build a Faraday cage into the console of their cars.
They call it the “Signal Shield”, and the Faraday cage is built into the console by the use of electromagnetic conductive materials that block signals from entering it and reaching phones placed inside.
This will greatly mitigate the amount of distractions coming from that Pandora’s box of highway death known as the phone. I am imagining teens unsure of what to do with all of this newfound attention to the road, twitching and sweating from near panic attack-like symptoms.
Sweet-16 year olds will be awakening from their slumber, over the moon at the sight of a new car in the driveway - only to find out it’s a Nissan and they will be cut off from “the grid” in chunks of agonizing eternity - then run screaming into the house, “WHY DO YOU HATE ME SO MUCH?!”
Alex Smith, managing director of Nissan Motor GB, says, "Some drivers are immune to the activity of their smartphone." He then adds, "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."
The Faraday Dual Carryall comes in 2 sizes: Medium and XL. (See sizing image on product page for sizing details.)Place phone(s) inside magnetic Faraday enclosure in under 1 second and enjoy peace of mind the entire trip. It takes 1 second to remove the phone, and service will re-establish and download all necessary data in 5-10 seconds.
The Faraday Phone Sleeve comes in 4 sizes: Medium, Medium Plus, Large, and XL. (See sizing image on product page for sizing details.)
Again, place phone(s) inside magnetic Faraday enclosure in under 1 second and enjoy peace of mind the entire trip. It takes 1 second to remove the phone, and service will re-establish and download all necessary data in 5-10 seconds.
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