Groups to Back Ban on Cell Phone Use in Vehicles
Today the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers said it will support legislation that bans the use of cell phones — whether for sending text messages or making phones calls — by those operating moving vehicles. The AAM concedes that any distraction while driving is unsafe. Further, the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety plans to hold a press conference on September 24, proposing that professional drivers, such as truck, large van and transit bus operators, be banned from performing certain actions with their cell phones when behind the wheel. Many states across the U.S. have already enacted hands-free laws and texting bans.
Volvo, Kenwood Rev Up Android Auto with New Integrations
Support for Google's Android Auto expanded this week thanks to new efforts taken by Volvo and Kenwood. Volvo plans to adopt Android Auto within its infotainment center.
DOT Wants to Block Most Phone Apps In Moving Cars
The U.S. Department of Transportation wants phone makers to make it harder for drivers to use their smartphones when behind the wheel.
Senators Want FCC to Investigate, Regulate Stingrays
A number of senators have asked the FCC to look into law enforcement's use of stingrays to see if the tool puts the public at risk, and also to see if stingrays unfairly target minority groups. Stingrays masquerade as cell towers in order to collect location and other data from phones in a given area.
ZTE May Lose Access to Google's Android Operating System
ZTE and Google have met to discuss what to do concerning the Commerce Department's action this week that bans U.S. companies from selling components and software to ZTE.
Ford to Add Android Auto, CarPlay to All 2017 Models
Ford today said it will push its Sync 3 connectivity platform, with support for Android Auto and CarPlay, across its entire lineup of 2017 vehicles. Sync 3 relies on new hardware and software that Ford says is faster and better able to connect to smartphones thanks to more conversational voice recognition.
Bluetooth or speakerphone doesn't count for anything?
The list of distractions is crazy long. That press conference is going to ta...
It just seems as though some people think cell phones are the ?ONLY? potential distraction that exists!!!
I do not believe it is that simple.
There have been numerous studies which seem to indicate...
What about data features...
You could say that navigators make safer drivers, and using my phone for that and music isn't any more dangerous than using standalone devices like GPS units, ipods, car stereos, satellite radios, etc.
But yet everytime you see a cop they will be on their phone
They say it affects your ability to drive, but last time I checked, cops aren't cyborgs from outer space!! They are human and can cause accidents too! And I'm sure it has happened numerous times!! Are they exempt from the driving while intoxicated law too?!
What's next... will it be illegal to adjust the heater/AC in your car? Will you get a ticket for reaching over and turning the volume up on the stereo? If you are coordinated enough to perform these tasks, then you can operate a phon...