Apple Maps in iOS6
iPhone owners can turn on "Do Not Disturb" manually -- say, when they're driving -- or they can set it to activate on a repeating schedule, like at night when they're trying to sleep. When it's activated, the iPhone won't even vibrate.
Of course, it's not a complete replacement for DriveSafe.ly and other apps that aim to reduce distracted driving. It's not persistently on, so every time you set foot in the car, you have to activate it -- unlike some other apps that run in the background and disable calling and texting when the accelerometer indicates that the phone is traveling a certain speed. But it's an awfully interesting start.
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*UPDATED: TomTom's goose may not be cooked after all. Engadget has posted leaked photos of iOS 6 showing that TomTom will, in fact, provide the data for Apple Maps. (Presumably that data will include the maps themselves as well as real-time traffic info.) This seems reasonable, since Apple doesn't have a long history of mapping under its belt and probably isn't keen to spend millions of dollars catching up.
So, while TomTom's dashtop devices are likely to take a hit from Apple's latest operating system, the company seems poised to live on in the B2B world as a data provider. Well played, TomTom, well played.