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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