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Ford offers Twitter for cars


A couple of week ago, Ford announced that cars with its next-generation SYNC system will be turning the entire car into a Wi-Fi hot spot, or as I see it, encourage distracted driving.

Yesterday, USA Today reports that Ford will be incorporating a Twitter application into its next-generation SYNC in-car communication system.

“Drivers won’t be able to compose tweets (though that may come), but the system reads them as they stream in. “

Not good.

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Cityscape LocativeLab.org is Ronald Lenz's research website on locative & mobile media. This is mostly an archive of blogposts I find inspiring and interesting and an overview of my work. I'm a strategist, technologist and researcher in the field of Location-Based Mobile Services and work at Waag Society, a medialab in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where I head the Locative Media research program and at 7scenes, a platform for GPS games and tours as creative director. Picture 4 Find me at Twitter, LinkedIn or via ronald [at] waag [dot] org.

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