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Automotive on-board electronics

by frenchdragon / July 19, 2013 10:35 PM PDT

With today's touch-screen displays and GPS nav systems in today's cars, how is this any different than texting while driving? You have to take your attention off the road it look at a touch-screen. It seems dangerous to me. When they started putting radios in cars, people thought they would distract the driver. What are your opinions?

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I feel it's your choice to make
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 19, 2013 10:58 PM PDT

But if you follow the trends there is a move back to tactile knobs and buttons.

Did you notice there is no CD player in all airplane cockpits? And not one lets you bluetooth your iphone to the cockpit speakers.

Follow the trends and you can see what's going on in this area.

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by Bob__B / July 20, 2013 2:47 AM PDT

As far as I can tell many people can't drive a car even if 100% of their attention is on the road.

Given the mentality of "I must be connected".......disaster.

Who has a need to be using a communication device while operating a motor vehicle?

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Not Much Different
by baybreeze / July 20, 2013 6:28 AM PDT

I don't think these devices are much different from using your radio, looking for & changing CDs, talking to other people in the car, or even using a paper map. I think using a paper map is probably more dangerous, unless one pulls over. The main problem is the driver and what they do behind the wheel.

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