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iOS 18: the iPhone will soon solve your motion sickness

Many smartphone users around the world cannot use their device while in a car. Apple intends to help them with a future update. day.

You feel nauseous when you take a vehicle ? In France, it is estimated that just over 3 million people are affected. s by what is more commonly called “travel sickness”. This generally results in feelings of nausea, sweating or even vomiting depending on the degree of the problem. affliction of the person.

These symptoms can also be amplified during certain activities such as reading, eating or using a smartphone . For the latter case, it is generally a conflict between your different visual and auditory senses. So, when you use your phone in the car, your eyes can tell you that your body is moving while your ears will believe the opposite. This then creates a discordance between your senses, leading to the feeling of motion sickness.

An issue that Apple has been looking into for several months. Only a few days before its next major conference on the sidelines of WWDC, the firm announced work on a feature allowing to greatly limit the nausea linked to travel sickness.

The next big update à The latest update of the iPhone, iOS 18, should therefore implement a new functionality. called "Vehicle Motion". The latter allows you to add several small visual elements in the form of points around the screen of your iPhone when you are in transport . These react automatically according to the movements of the vehicle (acceleration, braking, etc.) to react accordingly.

If this technique is surprising (are simple points added to the screen really enough ?) , Apple believes that the results obtained by this new functionality are sufficient to offer it in a future update. day. The "Vehicle Motion" should soon be available on iPhone and iPad.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116