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posted by janrinok on Wednesday March 05 2014, @04:30AM   Printer-friendly
from the Volvo-durch-iPhone dept.

bopal writes:

"The German news site writes [German language only] that soon you can interact with your iPhone from the built-in touchscreen of their cars. The idea is shown in this video."

The press release speaks of the advantages (in sales-speak) of integrating a large portrait-oriented touch screen with an advanced voice control system like Siri.

This comes at a time, where Switzerland is contemplating of moving against large built-in screens in cars, as they are distracting for the driver"

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  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by mojo chan on Wednesday March 05 2014, @01:36PM

    by mojo chan (266) on Wednesday March 05 2014, @01:36PM (#11313)

    The technology developed for racing filters down to passenger cars. Not just things designed to make the cars go faster, things that make them safer, lighter, more fuel efficient and more reliable. Le Mans is a good example, with many cars failing to even finish due to mechanical breakdown.

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  • (Score: 2) by EvilJim on Wednesday March 05 2014, @09:03PM

    by EvilJim (2501) on Wednesday March 05 2014, @09:03PM (#11514) Journal

    my folks test drove a pontiac lemans once, what a piece of shit. suspension was far too hard for regular city driving, may have been ok on a race track but I wouldn't know.