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An automobile computer control system for limiting the usage of wireless telephones in moving automobiles comprising an implementation for sensing when the velocity of the automobile exceeds a predetermined velocity, a wireless implementation for sensing when said wireless telephone is in use by the driver of said automobile and a function responsive to both of said sensing implementations for limiting said use of said wireless telephone by said driver of said automobile when the velocity of the said automobile exceeds said predetermined velocity. For the best safety, the predetermined velocity is any moving velocity. Also, the wireless device for sensing when the velocity of the automobile exceeds a predetermined velocity may be carried out by simple infrared device.

Title
Automobile computer control system for limiting the usage of wireless telephones on moving automobiles
Application Number
9/810029
Publication Number
6353778 (B1)
Application Date
March 15, 2001
Publication Date
March 5, 2002
Inventor
Joe Nathan Brown
Austin
TX, US
Agent
Volel Emile
US
Agent
Jerry Kraft
US
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G05D 1/00
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