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Japanese Phones Now Come With Function to Keep You From Texting and Walking into Traffic

05
Dec
2013

However, it could lead to a lot of perilous situations since your eyes are glued to the screen and not the street. Enter Docomo, a Japanese wireless carrier, that thinks it has a solution. The company is adding an optional “safety mode” to its phones that detects if its owner is walking, then effectively renders it useless. If activated, a warning message pops up on the phone reading “Using your smartphone while walking is dangerous.

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