VIDEO from Medialink and General Motors: Technology at your Fingertips

Automakers Streamline Technology to Lessen Driver Distraction

Jan 26, 2010, 18:36 ET from Medialink from ,General Motors

NEW YORK, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's cars are filled with the newest technologies -- from intricate control panels to touch-screen GPS devices.  But, the latest hi-tech trends can be both intimidating and, in some cases, distracting.

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To help make automotive must-have's easier to use, automakers are designing with both function and safety in mind.  Brands like the Cadillac are being designed so that most adjustments can be made with controls located on the steering wheel.  In addition, the new SRX comes with a navigation screen that can have turn-by-turn driving directions downloaded from OnStar, TIVO-like controls for the radio and Bluetooth pairing.  In fact, Cadillac was recently praised in J.D. Power and Associates' Initial Quality Survey for having technology that was easy to use.

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