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What’s the Latest Development?

Nissan’s newest version of its Altima model contains some thoughtful engineering designed to appeal to those drivers who simply can’t let go of their smartphones: Through a dashboard touchscreen, the driver can set a custom text message, such as “I’m driving, can’t respond,” that will be sent automatically to anyone who texts them while they’re driving. Similar functionality is built in for Facebook status updates, but reviewer John Brandon says it’s a bit more complicated in that it requires extra menu navigation as well as a USB connection between the dashboard and a smartphone running a custom connection app.

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