OK, I admit it. I talk on my cell phone while driving. It's not a good excuse, but it's one that most people use — there's just not enough time in the day, so you gotta multi-task.
Motorola evidently understands that some calls are important, while others can be screened, which is why the company is developing a cell phone that can sense what your driving conditions are and route calls accordingly. If you're parked, the phone will send all calls through. If you're cruising, important calls from phone numbers on your white list ring, but all others are sent to voicemail. In tense driving conditions, which are noted by your phone as frequent stops and turns, everything is sent to voicemail. And if your airbag deploys, your phone calls 911 for you.
Not everybody may appreciate their phone making decisions for them, but it's certainly a good alternative to banning driver cell phone use altogether, as some states do.
Thanks to Engadget for the tip.