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Method for disabling video capabilities on mobile phones based on the speed the phone is traveling.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000129007D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Sep-26
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Sep-26
Document File: 1 page(s) / 22K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

It is predicted that about 125 million consumers will be watching television on their mobile phone in five years from now. Today we already have an increasing safety issue with people talking on their mobile phones while driving. Adding the ability to watch television while driving will only make this issue worse. Currently, mobile video systems are designed to disable the dash screen, when the parking break is not engaged...to help deter people from watching video while driving. Most car stereo installers are required to enable this feature for liability issues. There is a need for such a deterrent for watching video on mobile phones.

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Method for disabling video capabilities on mobile phones based on the speed the phone is traveling.

Using the global positioning system (GPS) capability of the mobile phone, manufacturers and/or service providers would pre-set the phone to disable streaming and broadcast video capability when the phone is moving at or over a certain speed...say 10mph. Users would be given the option to disable the feature for those who are passengers, etc. This is just an option to help deter use while driving.

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