Safety control system for vehicles

  • US 9,047,170 B2
  • Filed: 10/29/2012
  • Issued: 06/02/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/24/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for controlling a telematic device in a vehicle operated by a driver, the telematic device having at least one of an input accessible from within the vehicle and at least one output communicated within the vehicle, the output having an original format and a format different than the original format, the method comprising:

  • sensing movement of the telematic device;

    comparing movement of the telematic device to a threshold;

    preventing said at least one output from being communicated within the vehicle in the original format of said at least one output when movement of the telematic device is at or above the threshold;

    providing said at least one output to the driver in the format different than the original format when movement of the telematic device is at or above the threshold; and

    permitting the driver to access said input or providing said output to said driver in the original format when movement of the telematic device is below the threshold.

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