Smart bike lock temporarily blocks calls while user is cycling

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Dutch telecommunications company KPN has collaborated with Traffic Safety Netherlands (VVN) to create a smart bicycle lock that block calls when the user is cycling. The lock works by communicating with an app that blocks the mobile network once the bike lock is removed. Once unlocked, the device sends a signal to the KPN network to put data and telephone connectivity on hold, with the exception of the emergency number 112. The app can currently be downloaded to Android phones. The lock was created following a hike in the number of cycling accidents reported to be linked with smartphone use.…

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