New in-vehicle technology guidelines are latest effort in fight against distracted driving (Secretary LaHood)

Secretary LaHood – Many carmakers are now developing in-vehicle electronics systems that can post to social networking sites, text message, search the internet, and give directions. And while there’s no doubt that drivers appreciate these amenities, we have an important obligation to balance the innovation consumers want with the safety we all need.
That’s why, today, we’re issuing voluntary guidelines for in-vehicle electronics systems.  These safety guidelines were first proposed last year and now include feedback from stakeholders across the country.