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Avoiding distraction
Avoiding distraction
To avoid distraction the software works particularly well with voice commands. Future versions will use simpler command structures so that drivers can, for example, ask for a certain song to be played on the mp3 player using a single sentence rather than a series of shorter commands.

Besides voice commands, drivers can still enter commands using a touch screen that clearly divides itself into four distinctly colored "zones" -- entertainment, climate control, navigation and phone -- with user-configurable displays and controls within those four areas.

To keep drivers looking forward as much as possible, and with their hands on the wheel, there also small LCD screens in either side of the instrument panel that allow drivers to use most of these functions through thumb-operated controls on the steering wheel.

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Last updated January 08 2010: 5:33 PM ET
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