It seems like I read something about how to do this once, but now I can't find it. I thought it was a feature of On{x}, but it doesn't look like the Galaxy S3 Driving Mode is exposed through their API.

What I want is for my phone to automatically switch into Driving Mode when it detects I am moving faster than a certain speed (doesn't need to be immediate), and then when I am moving below that threshold switch back (again, after about a minute).

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How about using NFC to tell the phone that it should switch itself to driving mode when inserted into the cradle? You can get nfc stickers for few euro/pounds on ebay..., put one to the back of the cradle, setup your phone and off you go :-) That probably isn't what you're looking for but still, it's nice and elegant solution ;-)

  • Take into account to have NFC always on will probably drain battery.
    – RvdK
    Commented May 7, 2013 at 6:54
  • Nice suggestion. I like it. I haven't done anything with NFC before. Can it switch back after it stops scanning the NFC, or does that require a different NFC or manual steps. Commented May 7, 2013 at 23:37

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