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Twitter, Facebook in Cars

by Bill Hayes

In Twitter, Facebook Join the List of In-Car Distractions, Bloomberg Businessweek reports on the clash between automakers and regulators over Internet connectivity in cars.

As Audi (NSU), Nissan (NSANY), General Motors (GM), and Ford (F) make a selling point of in-car Internet and social networks, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is pushing new federal guidelines to discourage their use. The government says carmakers should avoid any feature that would take a driver’s eyes off the road for more than two seconds; interactive devices should only work when the car is stopped. [more]