September 11, 2017 at 12:05 PM

A group fronted by Brake and the RAC have written a letter to Google-owned Android, Microsoft and Groupe Spéciale Mobile Association (GSMA) urging them  to commit to an opt out mode on smartphones as standard.

They are hoping GSMA will follow in Apple's footsteps, who unveiled their do not disturb while driving mode, included in its latest system update. The mode detects when a user is driving and automatically blocks calls, texts and notifications.

The group wants all updates to Android and Microsoft technology to include sensors which switch on when someone is driving, to turn the screen black and suspend any push notifications.

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