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March 19, 2014: MIT Technology review: Apps by the Dashboard Light
- New cars will soon come with high-bandwidth connections and app stores.
- OK, first it's nice to see the editors at MIT Technology review are either my age (to remember the Meatloaf song Paradise by the Dashboard lights) or their parents played it for them (It was from 1977!)
My concern with streaming apps in vehicles is VEHICLE SAFETY! What vehicles DO NOT need is MORE distractions...
The article begins:
- Starting next month, many car buyers will be getting a novel feature: Internet connections with speeds similar to those on the fastest smartphones—and even a few early dashboard-based apps, engineered to be as dumbed-down as possible..