Just What Drivers Need — More Distractions!

I’m as big a web addict as the next woman. But do we really need Internet-enabled dashboards in our cars? Don’t drivers already have enough to distract them? Sorry, but this concept just isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Insane auto technology like this cries out for a limerick:

Just What Drivers Need — More Distractions!
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Are you feeling too focused while driving?
Well, help from your dashboard’s arriving:
Watch the net in your car.
Yes, wherever you are
You can surf. Wish you luck with surviving.

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5 Responses to “Just What Drivers Need — More Distractions!”

  1. Too funny … and also too scary … but all too true.

  2. Wenchypoo says:

    My husband works for Navy OSHA here in Norfolk, VA, and he just about came out of his skin when he saw Ford’s “better idea” of an internet-accessing dashboard!! He’s having enough trouble with young sailors and cellphone use, young sailors and guns, young sailors and motorized machinery, and young sailors and drugs/alcohol, but THIS? Let’s just hope the recession lasts a little longer so nobody can afford the car.

    It’s almost like Ford is ASKING to go out of business with this one.

  3. madkane says:

    Thanks, Linda. And Wenchypoo, your husband’s job sounds like a nightmare!

  4. It is getting ridiculous. Soon they’ll have interactive porn playing on the steering wheel.

  5. madkane says:

    One of the Guys, nothing would surprise me. :)