This is a really, really, REALLY bad idea:
To the dismay of safety advocates already worried about driver distraction, automakers and high-tech companies have found a new place to put sophisticated Internet-connected computers: the front seat.
Technology giants like Intel and Google are turning their attention from the desktop to the dashboard, hoping to bring the power of the PC to the car. They see vast opportunity for profit in working with automakers to create the next generation of irresistible devices.
This week at the Consumer Electronics Show, the neon-drenched annual trade show here, these companies are demonstrating the breadth of their ambitions, like 10-inch screens above the gearshift showing high-definition videos, 3-D maps and Web pages.
So drivers will be texting, shaving, putting lip stick on, checking the map, finding a radio station, adjusting the mirrors, shoving a Big Mac in their mouth, and now surfing the tubes for porn all while they are driving. Forget terrorism – our biggest threat is the ADD that plagues America.