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    Report: Even LaHood thinks the NTSB mobile electronics ban is flawed [w/poll]
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    When Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood thinks a ban on drivers using electronic devices is a flawed, you know it's a bad idea. But that's exactly what the Good Secretary told David Shepardson of the Detroit News during a recent interview. Citing the recent recommendation by the National ...

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    Video: 2013 Ford Escape to offer hands-free power liftgate
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    Ford will officially debut the next-generation Escape at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month, but ahead of the crossover's official debut, we're getting our first look at one of the vehicle's new features: a hands-free power liftgate. How does it work? Simply kick your foot under the ...

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    Video: 2012 Ford C-Max demonstrates its hands-free liftgate
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    2012 Ford C-Max shows off its hands-free liftgate – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Call us weird, but we're rather excited for the 2012 Ford C-Max to launch here in the United States. The majority of today's minivans are anything but, and as more people look to downsize and ...

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    Report: LaHood mulling nationwide ban on all in-car mobile phone use?
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    U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood wants to make our roads a safer place. Distracted driving is arguably his number one issue, and LaHood is waging a concerted campaign to try and curb it. Is he taking things a step too far, though? According to Automotive News, LaHood has now stated that ...

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    Report: Senate pushes distracted driving issue back to the states
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    If you were waiting for the federal government to lay down the law on distracted driving, we've got bad news for you. New bipartisan legislation from Congress has effectively put the issue back into the hands of individual states. That means that instead of a single, nationwide ban on cell phone ...

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    OMG LOL: New study says 93% of Americans favor banning text messaging while driving
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    Maybe it's not surprising that Ford commissioned a study that helps bolster a sales case for some of its in-car-electronics, but the Blue Oval seems to have its finger on the pulse of the nation this time. Market researchers Penn, Schoen & Berland polled 1,000 drivers and found that 93% of ...

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    California joins other states with hands-free cellphone law
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    California joined thirty-two other states today when a new law banning unlimited cellphone use in automobiles went into effect at midnight. The new rules prohibit drivers from holding cellphones to their ears while talking, yet they are still allowed to dial the phone to place the call... and ...

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    BMW to go hands-free in the back seat
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    With Bluetooth hands-free phoning trickling all the way down to the options lists of  inexpensive motors like the Nissan Versa, high-end car manufacturers are searching for new points of differentiation in the telephony wars. BMW has taken the battle to the back seat, as rear seat ...

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