The advances in cellphone technology have made then enticing to use while behind the wheel, especially for younger drivers. Nissan Great Britain, however, is taking a stand against the modern day distraction with an invention that’s nearly two centuries old. The Nissan Signal Shield stops signals from reaching the device.
“Users are becoming habitually more tempted to check text messages and notifications as they appear on their phone’s screen, even if they are driving. Nissan’s own research found almost one in five drivers (18 percent) admitted to having texted behind the wheel,” said Nissan.
Driving with cellphones has become a major problem, but the Nissan Signal Shield looks to reduce it. The armrest comes lined with a Faraday cage, an invention that dates back to the 1830s. Invented by Michael Faraday, the cage worked to stop electromagnetic fields from reaching a device.
The Nissan Signal Shield looks to do something similar, but with a few upgrades. The prototype compartment prevents cellular and data signals from reaching the device. Fortunately, drivers can still listen to their own music directly from their smartphone. Reconnecting to the network is as easy as lifting the armrest and removing the phone.
We here at Valencia Nissan encourage everyone to put their phone down and avoid distractions while behind the wheel!