Apple again sued for lack of auto mode
An American suing Apple because the company iPhones no special automotive mode has built-in. The prosecutor got himself injured when a car driver him aanreed while they are a iPhone used.
Julio Ceja, a resident of Orange County, California, wants no compensation from Apple, but the company wants to force to iPhones directly to lock them in the car to be used.
Does the company that does not, then the sale of iPhones in the state are prohibited, he says. Ceja wants his case class-action status, he tells, Tuesday to The Guardian. So he wants to make sure that all the residents of California themselves as a potential victim in the case can add.
“The lives of all these inhabitants come daily in danger because Apple doesn’t blokkeerstand to its iPhones add,” says Ceja. He points out that Apple have a patent on the locking method. According to Ceja is the negligence of Apple that the company this technology is not applied in practice.
In the patent describes Apple how some of the functions of the electronics may be blocked if the users behind the wheel. For example, sms and video calls.
In the patent is not exactly specified how the distinction should be made between a driver and passenger of a car. There is an “environmental analysis” described, which will show whether or not someone sitting behind the wheel or in a passenger seat.
Recently got Apple already dealing with a similar lawsuit around the use of FaceTime in the car. And even then, being the prosecutors, a couple whose five-year-old daughter in an accident around the life came, out that Apple are patent not in practice. Apple has not, in either of the cases responded to.