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Realized yesterday that when your phone rings, the fans automatically lower their speed.

Kinda a neat feature...
Except people In hot climates hate it when it's 100+ degrees outside and you have to take a phone call.
 

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It's a love it or hate it feature. Just depends on when it strikes.
 

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Except people In hot climates hate it when it's 100+ degrees outside and you have to take a phone call.
Actually, that is a good thing. Then you'll hang up sooner and get back to paying attention to driving a 2 ton vehicle. Most phone conversation are full of too much about nothing. Most phone calls lack meaningful information, so you really don't have to take that phone call. It can wait.

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I'm pretty sure there is a setting to turn this on/off but I can't remember where it is. In any event, on a hot day, I just turn the fan back up manually when my phone rings and I want it to stay comfortable in the cabin.
 

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I'm pretty sure there is a setting to turn this on/off but I can't remember where it is. In any event, on a hot day, I just turn the fan back up manually when my phone rings and I want it to stay comfortable in the cabin.
On a gen1, there is no option. Had a thread on this topic some time ago.

For us, we hate it - even when set on the maximum speed when using the phone the car won't stay cool in the hottest conditions. At one point my wife almost wanted me to reinstall her old sunvisor bluetooth unit from her old car so she could solve this issue.
 

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On a gen1, there is no option. Had a thread on this topic some time ago.

For us, we hate it - even when set on the maximum speed when using the phone the car won't stay cool in the hottest conditions. At one point my wife almost wanted me to reinstall her old sunvisor bluetooth unit from her old car so she could solve this issue.
Or she could hang up and drive?
 

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Yeah, if we could just skip the preaching about not talking while driving, that'd be great. It's legal, and for people who can walk and chew gum at the same time, it's possible to accomplish while still driving perfectly safely.

Sheesh.
Eh. Go take a motorcycle for a ride and you’ll change your tune. People need to focus on driving.

It’s legal for cyclists to block lanes meant for cars but it’s not a good idea...

there are other examples but oh well. Legal isn’t always ideal.
 

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To me it's no different talking on the phone via Bluetooth than talking to a passenger in the car. Moving on.....


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To me it's no different talking on the phone via Bluetooth than talking to a passenger in the car. Moving on.....


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Correct, both are distracting.

Either way, I didn't know the car had this feature. I've never noticed it anyway, but then I try to not use the blower fan above 50% for any longer than needed to get comfortable then 25% usually maintains a reasonable temp.
 

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Correct, both are distracting.

Either way, I didn't know the car had this feature. I've never noticed it anyway, but then I try to not use the blower fan above 50% for any longer than needed to get comfortable then 25% usually maintains a reasonable temp.
So, you don't talk with passengers when you are driving?


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Yes, and on the phone. Still both are distracting and take your mind off the primary task of driving. Just like reaching for the radio or eating that .

Yes, we all like to multitask while driving. It seems to be human nature as long as no one is looking and our ego says Im better than everyone else. I'm just as guilty as everyone else.
 

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Eh. Go take a motorcycle for a ride and you’ll change your tune.
I ride a motorcycle. A lot. FAR more than the average rider. I'm coming up on 20,000KM for this season, actually. Here's me just a few weeks ago packed for a 5 day 4700KM trip, actually.



And yes, I agree people need to focus on driving from the perspective of an avid motrocyclist, but I disagree that the simple act of speaking (to either a passenger, or on the phone via bluetooth) is a huge risk in the grand scheme of things.
 

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Driving is such a distraction when texting or taking calls. :) Only had the fan speed drop once so far when a call came in. Was not a really hot day so no big deal. Phone is used mainly for texting. For the record "anyone" that texts and drives deserves the death penalty! Before they can kill me or you!
 

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Talking on bluetooth/cell is very different than talking to a passenger.

If you have a passenger in the car and you encounter a situation whereby you need to 100% pay attention to driving, like in the case of a sudden stop etc.. Your passenger will also notice this and stop talking.

The person on the other end of cell phone will continue to talk which is distracting to you.
 

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Talking on bluetooth/cell is very different than talking to a passenger.

If you have a passenger in the car and you encounter a situation whereby you need to 100% pay attention to driving, like in the case of a sudden stop etc.. Your passenger will also notice this and stop talking.

The person on the other end of cell phone will continue to talk which is distracting to you.
I don't know about you, but I have the ability to ignore noise/talking/whatever when I need to concentrate on something.

What's next, you should have the radio off as well because if you encounter a situation where you need 100% of your attention the person on the radio doesn't magically stop talking/singing?
 

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Talking on bluetooth/cell is very different than talking to a passenger.

If you have a passenger in the car and you encounter a situation whereby you need to 100% pay attention to driving, like in the case of a sudden stop etc.. Your passenger will also notice this and stop talking.

The person on the other end of cell phone will continue to talk which is distracting to you.
There is good research to support this assertion. Passengers are in the same situation as the driver (kids in the backseat may be a different thing). Personally, I take calls for work sometimes while driving, and I frequently miss what's happening in the meeting because driving always takes priority. Even something little going on around me can distract my attention from the meeting.

As for the fan, it's very annoying (and hot) that it turns down automatically. I would be happier without the "feature", and can turn down the fan volume if I choose when the phone picks up. As far as I'm concerned, this solves a problem that doesn't exist.
 

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There is good research to support this assertion. Passengers are in the same situation as the driver (kids in the backseat may be a different thing). Personally, I take calls for work sometimes while driving, and I frequently miss what's happening in the meeting because driving always takes priority. Even something little going on around me can distract my attention from the meeting.

As for the fan, it's very annoying (and hot) that it turns down automatically. I would be happier without the "feature", and can turn down the fan volume if I choose when the phone picks up. As far as I'm concerned, this solves a problem that doesn't exist.
...or hang up the phone and drive... or pull over safely and talk
 
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