another GPS idea - speed-sensitive voicemail
Eric van Horssen
horzel at hacktic.nl
Sat Jul 28 22:17:04 CEST 2007
Mark Eichin wrote:
> Use case:
> When I'm walking around, I'll answer the phone. When I'm driving, I
> won't (one phonecall == two beers worth of distraction)... but am
> willing to pull over if the caller thinks it's important enough.
> I shouldn't have to *tell* the phone what mode I'm in: GPS can
> provide velocity information. If my speed is over 10mph, the phone
> should pick up, dump a pre-recorded explanation to the caller, and
> let them "press 1 to interrupt the driver, or just wait a few
> seconds and leave voicemail."
> http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Neo1973_Audio_Subsystem implies that
> call recording is possible, so the audio paths are there, right? If
> so, a lot of local voice-robot stuff is possible...
Something like Asterix (don't know the full possibilities of Asterix though)
> (And if your thought is "what if I'm a passenger" - the answer is
> "this feature is not for you, it's for me" :-) (Also, if you're not
> an American, this feature probably isn't for you either :-) :-)
In the Netherlands (and probably most of Europe) only handsfree calling is allowed while driving.
(but if handsfree calling means driving dangerous, you can still be fined)
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