Japanese planes ban Wi-Fi gaming systems

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Japanese airplanes no longer allow gaming systems with wireless functions to be played on board. The revised law went into effect Monday and passengers are asked to not play systems like the Nintendo DS. Apparently Japan's transport ministry concluded the "electromagnetic waves emitted by the consoles have the ability to interfere with aircraft navigation systems and other devices."

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Capt CHAOS4036d ago

'unplug' themselves, maybe they can read a book or talk to the person they are flying with.. Hmm.. How alien.

Tyrael4036d ago

why not become an active member in the mile high club?

WilliamRLBaker4036d ago

its funny how for years we've been told oh dont turn on or run that electronic device while the plane is taking off or in flight....yet we never heard of planes falling because of them...

BIadestarX4036d ago (Edited 4036d ago )

So, true... even the terrorist that live in caves know this is not true... otherwise they wouldn't bother caring bombs... etc... all they would have to do is turn on their DS and bring the plane down...
I think they just want you to be very aware and not distracted if something goes wrong...after all... most of the plane accidents happen when taking off or landing..

Captain: we are about to crash land.. ready yourselves... ohh yeah and by the way turn of any electronic device!

Passenger 1: Hell no! we are going to dieeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Passenger 2: Zzzzzzzz

Passenger 3: sure we wouldn't want that smokey engine to get any interference from by DS... @!#$*@^#$ that!

No... but seriously... with all the technology today... don't you think by know they would know a way to use a different frequency for the planes?

Ashira4036d ago

I believe it's interferance they're worried about. But everything in the plane is heavily shielded, so it really isn't a problem anyway. Anyone heard a plan crashing because you "accidentally" happened to have a cell phone on?

Grasty4035d ago (Edited 4035d ago )

no, but it may still be an issue. The more wireless devices that are turned on, the more interferance (sp?) that is possible. I am pretty sure its more of a "better safe than sorry" kind of thing. And we may not have ever heard of this because the flight attendants go down the isles and make sure everyone has everything turned off.