Consumer Confidential: Carmakers’ Focus on Connected Lifestyle May Lead to Distracted Driving

Ford and Fiat Chrysler apparently have concluded that safety takes a back seat to amusement when it comes to pleasing drivers. The two carmakers announced last week amid the hoopla of the CES consumer-electronics show in Las Vegas that state-of-the-art infotainment systems in new vehicles will include both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Ford’s system “allows customers to bring the smartphone technology they’re comfortable with into a...

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TomTom Reportedly Weighs Options, Including Sale

TomTom, the Dutch maker of navigation software and devices, is exploring options that could lead to a sale as mapping technology draws growing interest from potential buyers, according to people familiar with the matter. TomTom, which operates an office in Lebanon’s Centerra Park, is attracting companies and investors who were looking at Nokia’s maps business, called HERE, which it agreed to sell to German carmakers on Monday, the...

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