Texting and driving feature

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I'd really like a feature that lowers my score and punishes me if I check email or text while driving :) seems an easy feature to add on since it's on my phone. Also would be a big help for injury prevention ! (I'm an emergency physician fyi). Would also allow parents to monitor their teens' texting and driving!
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Catherine Ferguson

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Posted 4 years ago

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Nicole, Former Employee

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Hi Catherine,

Thanks for the suggestion! I'll pass it on to the rest of the Automatic team.

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That's a great idea Catherine, unfortunately, Apple doesn't allow app developers like us to know what else you're doing on your phone - for privacy reasons I suspect. If it were possible, we'd absolutely do it!
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Joe Zatkoff

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Would this be possible on Google? When we download apps typically we give the app permission to check certain things.
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Also would this be possible for Automatic Fleet? If sales team is using company cars and company phones. Would it be possible to block email, text, etc?
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Jeff, Alum

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Hi Joe,

It looks like our Head of Product addressed some of your concerns over at your other community post.

As Adam mentioned in that post, with Android devices you can turn on Do Not Disturb mode. However, we don't offer a feature through the Fleet product to actually control the phones of your drivers.