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Opposed to Telematics

Just Say No to Car TV. I want to add my voice to the chorus of people who oppose equipping cars with TVs and other electronic gadgetry. While this technology is meant to entertain and assist, it will more than likely end up killing and maiming. The technology landscape for car video may have improved, but what was a bad idea then is a worse idea now.

Teri Robinson should actually look at what’s being proposed before so roundly condemning the technology.  GM and Chrysler (the two manufacturers I have spoken to directly myself) make driver safety a huge deal in these systems.  The entertainment systems being proposed are backseat systems with individual headphones to entertain the kids on long trips.  The navigation systems are multi-modal with voice, text, and graphic user interfaces so you can safely navigate while driving.  And so on…

  

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