Patent points towards possible Apple Watch feature in which some notifications are suppressed while driving
Date: Friday, March 24th, 2017, 05:19
Category: Apple, Apple Watch, News, Patents
This could be handy as well as increase your safety in the car.
A recently published patent application that was filed last fall and awarded today shows that Apple might refocus the Apple Watch to determine when you’re driving based on motion detection, then change what alerts are sent, how many you can receive, and where you receive them. Apple even considers which alerts may be too important to hide while driving:
In some embodiments, notifications are completely prevented while the user is controlling the vehicle. In other embodiments, high priority notifications such as emergency calls are permitted while low priority notifications such as incoming e-mails are suppressed.