Ford's new MyTouch software makes cars act like smartphones.
The latest version of the Microsoft-based software turns the car's entertainment system into something much more like a rolling smartphone able to connect to other devices and even run downloadable applications from outside companies.
Ford engineers have a lot more to contend with than cellphone makers do. You wouldn't want to leave your iPhone inside a parked car on a scorching hot day so how will delicate electronics embeded in your car react?
Besides that, distraction is a much bigger issue when you're driving a car than when you're walking down the street.
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