Detroit makes major push for "connected" cars

02/10/2012 | Wall Street Journal, The

Automakers maintain that the new wave of "connected" touch-screen and voice-recognition applications are safer for drivers than manually making cellphone calls and writing text messages. The next wrinkle in the technology: software that imports iPhone and Android applications. "People are already distracted by their phones in their car, but we can make it safer for them to do what they are already doing," said Ricardo Reyes, a spokesman for Tesla Motors.

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