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Vibrating Steering Wheels Could Provide Distraction-Free Directions [GPS]

In an attempt to reduce the number of accidents caused by in-car distractions, AT&T Labs, working with researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, have created a vibrating steering wheel that provides navigation directions instead of voice cues or an on-screen map. More »
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