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Car Companies, Tech Firms, and Policy Makers Attack Distracted Driving

Excerpt from Investors.com

Jul 27, 2013 1:12 am

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Someone’s going to come along with a great solution to texting while driving and other distractions. It’s an urgent problem whether you are driving to your hotel or to the supermarket.

— Dennis Schaal

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Technology gets blamed for distracted driving, but can it also fix this problem? Auto technology is shifting to another gear, with everything from windshields that are really heads-up data displays to self-driving cars being developed by Google (GOOG).

One issue, as smartphones and infotainment systems evolve, is how to give drivers information they want yet still let them keep their attention on the road. Car companies, device makers and policy-makers are debating the details.

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