Dashboard Internet gives drivers a new distraction

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Dashboard Internet gives drivers a new distraction

Post by MSI » Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:32 am

Just when you thought public opinion on limiting cell phone use and eliminating texting while driving was gaining traction, certain high-tech companies want to up the ante of distracted driving by adding all sorts of new technological distractions to a dashboard near YOU!
Dashboard Internet gives drivers a new distraction
Jan 7, 2010: ASHLEE VANCE AND MATT RICHTEL,The New York Times, Las Vegas: Technology giants like Intel and Google are turning their attention from the desktop to the dashboard, hoping to bring the power of the PC to the car. They see vast opportunity for profit in working with automakers to create the next generation of irresistible devices. The first wave of these "infotainment systems," as the tech and car industries call them, will hit the market this year.
Safety advocates say the companies behind these technologies are tone-deaf to mounting research showing the risks of distracted driving - and to a growing national debate about the use of mobile devices in cars and how to avoid the thousands of wrecks and injuries this distraction causes each year.
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Re: Dashboard Internet gives drivers a new distraction

Post by brian » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:42 am

Some more information on the 'Dashboard Internet' Paul sent to me:
Ford triumphs with Touch, Sync; brings connectivity to fourth screen -- your dashboard
Jan 7, 2010: ZDNet, Andrew Nusca, LAS VEGAS — What’s got an operating system, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, USB and SD card ports, two LCD touchscreens, touch-sensitive buttons, MapQuest turn-by-turn directions, support for Pandora and Twitter, app stores, an SDK and a direct feed into the cloud?
No, it’s not the latest smartbook. It’s the next-generation of Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles, and they’re coming to show you what it’s like to tether a V6 engine to your laptop or phone.
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Watch OUT!
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