June 16, 2014
THIS IS ACTUALLY A SECRET SUBSIDY FOR CARMAKERS: Going After Smartphone Map Apps In The Name Of Safety. “The department is intensifying its battle against distracted driving by seeking explicit authority from Congress to regulate navigation aids of all types, including apps on smartphones. . . . The measure has the support of automakers.” It has the support of automakers because they want to keep charging you $2000 for a nav system that’s not as good as your smartphone.